THE World’s Biggest Coffee Morning returns for its 26th year and the charity behind it hopes to raise more money than ever before.
On Friday, Macmillan cancer support is asking everyone to take part, either by signing up to host a coffee morning or attending someone else’s coffee morning.
There are scores of fundraising coffee mornings happening across the area, and, below, we tell you what’s going on where you live.
Bertie the Macmillan mobile cancer information and support bus, will be in Commercial Road, Portsmouth, on the day of the coffee morning, from 10am to 4pm.
Experts from the charity will be giving advice on all aspects of living with the disease – from the physical to financial impact.
Kim Appleby, Macmillan fundraising manager for Portsmouth, who will also be attending, said: ‘We want to make sure no one has to face cancer alone but we can’t do it without the amazing people who fundraise for us.’
Last year, 3,270 coffee mornings were held in Hampshire, raising almost £700,000 to help towards vital services and support for people affected by cancer.
Fergus Jones, business manager at Contemplation Homes, a care home in Waterlooville, said: ‘We’re hosting a coffee morning for Macmillan as part of our new partnership with them.
‘We’re really excited to be part of this event.’
To take part, find a coffee morning near you or for further information visit coffee.macmillan.org.uk.
What’s happening where you are on Friday
Salix Health And Wellbeing Centre, 33 High Street, Old Portsmouth 9am
Large & Gibson Solicitors, Kent Road, Southsea, 10am
BH Live, Clarence Esplanade, Southsea, 11am
M&S, Commercial Road, Portsmouth 11am
Nationwide Building Society’s, Commercial, 9am
Rachel Lee hair salon,
74 Locksway Road, Milton, 9am.
The Milton Arms, Milton Road, Milton, 3pm
Lisa’s Coffee Morning, 99A Laburnum Grove, North End, 11am
Graham Harvey’s, 102 Albert Road, Southsea 10am
Truckstops, Walton Road,
Cosham Community Centre,
Wootton Street, 10am
Hillside & Wymering Centre,
Cheltenham Road, Paulsgrove, 9.15am
Gracie Annes Tearoom, Port Solent, 2pm
The Port House, Marina Keep
Port Solent, 10am
The Coach & Horses, London Road, Hilsea, Thursday, 11am
Nationwide Building Society,
North End, 9am
Seeded, 125 Winter Road, Southsea, 10am
Nationwide Building, High Street, 10am
Solent SMSK, Gosport War Memorial Hospital, Bury Road, 10am
Foresters Arms Gosport, 61 Anns Hill Road, 10am
Benchmarx Fareham, Unit 100, 166 Fareham Road, 8am
Rowner Bowling Club, Rowner Lane, 10am.
Brendan coffee and tea morning, 1 Harcourt Road, 11am
M&S Coffee, 5 Delme Square, 10am
Kate Preston Hair & Beauty 70 Arundel Drive, 8.30am.
Titchfield Community Centre, Mill Street, 10am
The Fernes, 6 Samuel Mortimer Close, 2pm
Leightons Opticians, West Street, 10.30am
1Insurer Ltd, 1st Floor Forum 4, Parkway Solent Business Park, Whiteley, 10am
M&S Whiteley Village, 10am
M&S Havant Simply Food
Solent Road, 10am
Nationwide Building Society
20 West Street, 9am
Tri Synergy Ltd
15 The Oakwood Centre, Downley Road, 10am
Souls Journey, 9 Park Parade
Leigh Park, 11.30am
Hampshire Health, 97 Havant Road, 10am
Emsworth Methodist Pastoral Centre, High Street, 10am
Prinsted Care Home, Prinsted Lane, Prinsted, 10.30am
Willow Lodge, Stein Road, 10.30am
Springwood Community Centre, 110 Springwood Avenue, 10am
Nationwide Building Society
3 Clock House, London Road, 9am
M&S Waterlooville Simply Food, 10 Wellington Retail Park, 10am
Berewood Primary School
Kentidge Way, 8.30am
The Chairmakers Arms, Forest Road, Worlds End, Hambledon, 10am
Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, Waterlooville Health Centre, Dryden close October 7, 11am.
Taylor My Beauty’s, 6 Charminster Close, September 30, 10am