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Macmillan Coffee Morning is full of beans

30 September 2016

Health Care

They don’t usually need an excuse to get together and support each other, but staff and users of the Macmillan Centre at Southend University Hospital joined others across the country to enjoy a slice of cake and a coffee.

The group were hosting a Macmillan Coffee Morning bringing together patients, old and new, relatives and friends of those impacted by cancer as well as friends and colleagues from across the hospital and community.

The event coincided with the Centre's first day of its Breast Cancer Care's Moving Forward course, a survivorship course for breast cancer patients, demonstrating just how powerful its support is for anyone facing cancer.

Macmillan Centre Manager, Fred Englund said:"There is a real camaraderie between users of the Centre and the volunteers who help run it, so it's great for lots of us to get together and be able to catch up and have a drink whilst raising money and awareness for Macmillan.

"Such events as this allow us to be able to provide a very informal approach to cancer awareness and a forum to advertise all the services we provide. For those impacted by cancer our Centre offers a fantastic lifeline, offering support and guidance on a wide range of issues ranging from emotional and practical support to assistance with employment and benefits queries. There is always a friendly face to talk to here and this coffee morning is an extension of that."