Hillsborough opticians brew up to support cancer charity
Staff at Hillsborough Specsavers have recently raised money for Macmillan Cancer Support by hosting a World’s Biggest Coffee Morning event for customers and fellow retailers.
The Hillsborough Specsavers store hosted the coffee morning at 9am on Friday 26 September to collect donations for the cancer charity. The teams were on hand to offer guests tea, coffee and cake in exchange for their donations.
Veteran Sheffield fundraiser John Burkhill joined the Specsavers team in their fundraising efforts. Known to local residents as ‘Pram Man’, 75-year-old John has raised more than £250,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support in the past and ran the Great North Run for the charity this month for the 18th time.
Everyone knows someone who's been affected by cancer
There are more than 200 different kinds of cancer and one in three people will be diagnosed with the disease. There are currently two million people living with cancer in the UK and this figure is set to double by 2030.
Gary Bamford, store director at Hillsborough Specsavers, said: ‘We all know someone who has been affected by cancer so it’s important to support charities that do such fantastic work to help sufferers and their families.
‘We hope our coffee morning will be well supported by the local community to help us raise as much money as possible for Macmillan.’
About Macmillan Cancer Support
Each year Macmillan Cancer Support invites employers, volunteers, families and friends across the UK to take part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in September. The event helps to fund medical, emotional, practical and financial support to cancer sufferers and their families. Last year’s event raised more than £20million for the charity.