Coffees and cakes were at the ready as Surrey’s independent estate agent, Seymours, continued its partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support for the charity’s annual ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’.
The event, which is Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event, sees people and businesses across the UK holding coffee mornings where donations are made in return for homemade cakes, coffees and teas.
In 2012, 115,000 people took part to raise a record £15 million. Seymours, which has now supported the charity for two years, has raised over £15,000 through a combination of fundraisers including the Seymours Relay - a relay covering all of its 12 offices throughout Surrey.
Richard Stovold, Director at Seymours in Burpham, comments: “The beauty of an event like this is that everyone can take part and play a small part in a bigger picture. We’ve found that it’s not only a great way to raise money for charity but also a fantastic way to engage with the local community. We hope that Macmillan has beaten last year’s target and congratulate them for organising a great event.”
People throughout Surrey are encouraged to host an event or donate at one of the many coffee mornings held throughout the County.
Helene Poursain, Surrey Fundraising Manager for Macmillan, adds: “The Surrey community always embraces the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. Last year in Surrey we raised over £158,00 and this year, with over 2,000 hosts registered, we are hoping to beat over £192,00. We’re delighted to continue working with Seymours and would like to thank them and all those in Surrey who have helped to make this year’s coffee morning a success.”
For more information visit www.macmillan.org.uk.