Macmillan Cancer Support

​The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning comes to The Hairdressers!

The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is happening this month! Taking place on 28 September (and the 29th for us), it is Macmillan Cancer Support’s biggest fundraising event of the year. In fact, last year, they raised a whopping £27 million through coffee mornings held around the country. And The Hairdressers contributed £203.79 to that tally.

It’s back this year, and, of course, we will be taking part. But we thought you’d want to know more about it and why we raise money for Macmillan each year. Grab a cuppa and find out more. Then don’t forget to put 28 and 29 September in your diary – come and join us for coffee and to raise even more money for this great charity.

What is it about?

The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is all about raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support, which is a charity that helps suffers of cancer. It provides specialist health care, information and financial support to people who are affected by cancer.
Being diagnosed is scary and right from the moment that you are diagnosed, Macmillan will be there as a source of support, through your treatment and beyond.
The people involved in Macmillan Cancer Support are people who have been affected by cancer, supporters, professionals, volunteers and campaigners. They work together to make sure that cancer suffers can go about their lives with as much normality as possible.

Why does Macmillan have this coffee morning?

Raising funds helps Macmillan build a support network for cancer sufferers. They have come to understand that it’s important to treat people as individuals and not patients. 

So, they take time to understand the support people need to live their lives as fully as they can and then help them to do that. From the moment a person is diagnosed, they help people find their way through whenever they are needed. They are totally focussed on the individual, so each person receives the help that’s best for him or her. 

Why does The Hairdressers support Macmillan?

There are so many reasons. Cancer has touched nearly every member of The Hairdressers team, so for us, it’s personal.
We know what it feels like to be the friend or relative of a cancer sufferer and we’ve seen the brilliant work Macmillan does to help them through it.
In fact, it’s a little-known fact that Yasmin, our co-owner, lost both her parents to cancer. And Macmillan Cancer Support was there every step of the way, not just for her parents, but for Yasmin too. So, Macmillan is close to her heart.
But that’s not all, our team has seen cancer affect the lives of their loved ones, and we’ve had, and have, clients diagnosed with cancer too.
So, when we decided to take part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, we did it in memory of all these people and to help ensure the support they received is there for the future.

What are we doing this year?

We’re glad you asked! As you know, we always have a shop full of cakes and other goodies you can pop in and buy. This year is no different. The coffee (or tea) is on us, all day. You just pay what you can afford for some cake to go with it.
We’ll also be dressing our shop window and decorating the inside to show we’re supporting Macmillan Cancer Support.
And whilst the official date for the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is 28 September, we always have so much cake that we extend our coffee morning into the next day. So, all day on 28 and 29 September, you’ll be able to come in and treat yourself to a piece of cake, a biscuit or a cup cake. We always get plenty of donations of goodies, so there will be plenty to go round!

How can you help?

That’s a great question. Well, aside from coming in and buying something from us, we’d love you to spread the word. Tell your friends and family and encourage them to come and see us to buy their own cake and join us for a coffee.
If you’re not sure where we are, you can find us at 12 Botwell Lane in Hayes. You’ll see us straightaway with all the balloons we’ll have outside!
Come and join us and help us smash the £203.79 we raised last year. It goes to a wonderful charity – and you never know when you might need them.


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