On 26th September, I attended a Macmillan Cancer Support fundraising event hosted by Barclays Bank in my constituency, at their Southall branch.
This event was organised by employees of Barclays Bank who set up a creative donation stall to raise awareness of cancer and Macmillan Cancer Support. This event was also attended by the Barclays bank management team and the Mayor of Ealing, who showed his support at this fundraising event and encouraged others to donate.
It is important for local businesses to help charities in raising both funds and awareness within the local community. Barclays successfully managed to attract many of their customers and people passing by. All proceedings from the Coffee Morning will go to Macmillan Cancer Support.
Each year nearly 300,000 people are diagnosed with cancer in the UK, ranging from young children to the elderly with 200 different types of cancer. Two in four people diagnosed with cancer today in the UK will survive their disease for at least ten years, compared to just one in four in the early 1970s. This is a direct consequence of the research and hard work that cancer related charities such as Macmillan Cancer Support carry out; it is therefore crucial for local communities to be more supportive of these organisations.
I would like to thank Macmillan Cancer Support, Southall Barclays bank and all those who attended and supported this event. I will continue to show my support to these charities and raise awareness through local businesses in my constituency.
This event was a great success and I look to forward to next year’s Macmillan Coffee Morning.