Falkirk Wheel Turns Green for Charity Anniversary Event

The Falkirk Wheel turned green last night to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.

The event is Macmillan Cancer Support’s flagship fundraiser and this year the charity hopes to raise more than £25m to help fund its services for people affected by cancer.

These include specialist nurses, a telephone support line and financial advice and help for cancer patients.

Richard Millar, of Scottish Canals, said: “We’re very proud to support Macmillan’s vital work. The Falkirk Wheel looks incredible in any colour but, by going green, the world’s only rotating boat lift is helping to raise awareness of the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning and hopefully encouraging even more people to get involved.”

Pauline Macmillan, Fundraising Manager for Macmillan Cancer Support said: “We are really grateful to The Falkirk Wheel for going green in support of Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.

“It’s great that they are helping us to raise awareness so that we can be there to support even more people who are affected by cancer.”

For further information, please contact:

Rosemary Free, Communications Officer, Macmillan Cancer Support

0131 260 3730 or 07711 591683

rfree@macmillan.org.uk

Notes to Editors

About the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

Macmillan Cancer Support’s flagship fundraiser World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is on Friday 25th September. This year Macmillan is hoping that more people than ever will take part and help to celebrate its 25th Anniversary by raising over £25m for people affected by cancer.

Last year Macmillan estimates that over five million people were involved and a staggering total of £138m has been raised since 1991.

With 2.5 million people currently living with cancer, this year Macmillan needs more people than ever to get involved. Every cup of coffee bought, cake baked and laugh shared at a coffee morning helps Macmillan to continue to providing vital services and support to ensure no one faces cancer alone.

 

About Macmillan Cancer Support

When you have cancer, you don’t just worry about what will happen to your body, you worry about what will happen to your life. Whether it’s concerns about who you can talk to, planning for the extra costs or what to do about work, at Macmillan we understand how a cancer diagnosis can take over everything.

That’s why we’re here. We provide support that helps people take back control of their lives. But right now, we can’t reach everyone who needs us. We need your help to make sure that people affected by cancer get the support they need to face the toughest fight of their life. No one should face cancer alone, and with your support no one will.

To get involved, call 0300 1000 200 today. And please remember, we’re here for you too. If you’d like support, information or just to chat, call us free on 0808 808 00 00 (Monday to Friday, 9am–8pm) or visit macmillan.org.uk

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