Raise your cups in celebration!

Support: Jane Butler, Macmillan Information and Support Assistant and Ann Burgoyne, Macmillan Information and Support Manager. Photo contributed.
Support: Jane Butler, Macmillan Information and Support Assistant and Ann Burgoyne, Macmillan Information and Support Manager. Photo contributed.

TAKING part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support are staff at Blythe House Hospice.

Financial support from the charity helped establish a Macmillan Living Well with Cancer Service at the Chapel-en-le-Frith hospice.

It provides specialist support in a friendly, relaxing and welcoming environment, helping people to find ways of coping with stressful and difficult times, and offering a range of support services, from diagnosis and throughout the cancer journey.

Katie Swallow, who attends the service, said: “Blythe House is a lifeline for me. It’s a place to chat, cry, relax, laugh or just sit and read the paper with a coffee. The staff and volunteers welcome you with a huge smile as though they have known you forever, and the information, support and treatments have been invaluable.”

Macmillan Cancer Support have also given financial backing to set up an Information and Support Centre at Blythe House that provides a confidential drop in service for anyone affected by cancer.

The coffee morning, from 10am to noon on September 30, will be hosted by Anne Cawthorn, Macmillan Specialist Practitioner, Ann Burgoyne, Macmillan Information and Support Manager, and Jane Butler, Macmillan Information and Support Assistant. It includes a tour of Blythe House Hospice as well as coffee, tea, delicious cakes and a raffle.

To find out more about the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning or Blythe House, visit www.macmillan.org.uk/coffee or www.blythehousehospice.co.uk.