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Macmillan
• Pay for a nurse to spend an hour with someone who
Coffee Morning
Funds raised could help to:
Our Service is once again holding a coffee morning on
September 25 at Service Headquarters, to raise money for
Macmillan Cancer Support with the hope that we can beat
last year’s MF&RS coffee morning fundraising of £400.
has been told they have cancer.
• Keep a Macmillan support centre running for an extra hour.
• Pay for a few hours of confidential support to answer
the difficult questions for someone diagnosed with
cancer.
How can you get involved in the coffee morning?
You could help bake cakes, pies and/or biscuits for the one being held at Service Headquarters. Similarly on the day, come along and purchase some of the tasty treats.
Since it began in 1990, the coffee morning nationally has raised over £138 million for Macmillan Cancer Support.
There are now 2.5 million people in the UK living with cancer and, by 2030, it is estimated to be four million people.
Unfortunately, one in three of us will get cancer. The charity’s goal is to ensure that no-one has to face cancer alone.
Details regarding the Macmillan Coffee Morning at Service Headquarters will be issued nearer the date.
If you would like to join the baking for the day then please contact Wendy Stanley at wendystanley@merseyfire.gov.uk
You could also host a coffee morning yourself! For further information or an information pack visit www.coffee.macmillan.org.uk/
Macmillan Cancer Support can help provide medical, emotional, practical and financial support, as well as campaigning for better cancer care. It also provides support for families and friends of those with cancer.
Having a coffee morning is the perfect chance to enjoy some treats and help Macmillan be there for people facing cancer.
Bob’s Great North Run
A Watch Manager will take part in the Great North Run in September to raise funds for charity.
Watch Manager Bob Tyrer, from Red Watch at Kirkdale Community Fire Station, is part of a group that is aiming to run 2,015 miles in 2015.
Bob said: “On Sunday, September 13, 2015, I will be running in my 10th Great North Run.
“It’s the biggest half marathon in the world stretching 13.1 mile from Newcastle to South Shields in the North East of England.
“This year I will be running in aid of R Charity, raising funds to purchase specialist equipment and improve facilities for patients and staff at the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.
“The running is all part of a year-long campaign which started on January 1 this year to raise funds for charity, and is the brainchild of Firefighter Eric Atherton from Red Watch at Kirkdale Community Fire Station.”
Eric organised the 2015 Club on the STRAVA website in which the 10 members of the club, which includes four Merseyside firefighters, have to collectively run 2,015 miles within the calendar year.
Bob added: “I am proud to say that through the dedication of the runners in the club, we are just over 200 miles from this target and each club member is determined to keep on running past this milestone and raising funds until December 31, 2015.”
R Charity is the working name for the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen Hospital Charitable Funds and aims to raise charitable income to help enhance and improve the quality of patient care and services for patients and their families.
To make a donation for Bob’s run towards for the charity visit the Watch Manager’s Just Giving page at: https://www.justgiving.com/Robbie-Tyrer2/ .
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