Take part in coffee morning and raise money for charity

FUNDRAISER Last year's event at QA

FUNDRAISER Last year's event at QA

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THE Macmillan Information and Support Centre at Queen Alexandra Hospital will play its part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.

More than 100 people attended the event last year and enjoyed teas, coffees and a selection of cakes and pastries, all of which had been donated, and we raised nearly £600.

Refreshments were also brought to people in the oncology out-patients and the chemotherapy unit which is adjacent to the centre.

All proceeds from the event will be given to Macmillan Cancer Support.

We are delighted to take part in this fantastic event and help raise the profile of the charity.

We would like to thank everyone in advance for their donations, and Anne Davis, one of the centre volunteers for organising the event and all the other volunteers who give up their time to make the event success.

The Macmillan Centre has been developed as a joint venture between Macmillan Cancer Support and Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, to ensure that people affected by cancer have access to good quality, comprehensive and appropriate information and support.

It is on B-Level at Queen Alexandra Hospital and has information leaflets, books, DVDs and tapes available for patients as well as internet access. The centre also runs a range of support groups and creative arts and crafts classes.

A drop-in service is available from 10am to 4pm, Monday to Friday, and private appointments can also be arranged.

The coffee morning takes place on Friday, September 27, from 10am to midday.

Everyone is invited, including patients, staff, visitors and friends and family.

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