Macmillan Coffee Morning is full of beans
30 September 2016
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
"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."