A leading cancer charity is urging people in Renfrewshire to raise millions of pounds for cancer services – by taking part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.

Macmillan Cancer Support wants people across the county to take part in the event to help raise millions of pounds to fund local cancer services.

In 2018, Renfrewshire raised a fantastic £78,000 in total with a variety of fantastic Coffee Morning’s happening across the county.

But this year the charity is hoping even more people will get involved to raise even more to help fund local cancer services such as the Macmillan Library Information & Support Services, Macmillan Move More Classes and the 5 Macmillan Cancer Nurse Specialists based at the Royal Alexandra Hospital.

Macmillan’s fundraising manager for Renfrewshire Julia Perrie, said: “Macmillan is there to help from the moment someone is diagnosed with cancer and the support we provide is vital.

“From the nurses we fund within the NHS, to the benefits advisors we fund in local communities, we want to be there for everyone who needs us.

“It’s only thanks to the incredible generosity of people taking part in events like the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning that we’re able to be there for people at the toughest time of their life.

“The people of Renfrewshire have always got behind the event and we hope to see even more of them taking part this year.”

The official date of the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is Friday, September 27, but people can sign up and host their own coffee morning whenever suits them.

“We’re taking part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning as every day we see how cancer impact people’s lives.

“It doesn’t just affect people physically. It can affect every aspect of their lives. We want to make sure we can continue to be here for people who need us. Enjoying a coffee and a cake with the community is also a great way to let people know we’re there for them.”

To get a free fundraising pack visit https://coffeeregister.macmillan.org.uk/ or call 0330 102 7810.

To get support from Macmillan visit www.macmillan.org.uk or call the support line on 0808 808 0000.