Coffee fundraiser at St Albans fire station

PUBLISHED: 20:00 04 August 2009 | UPDATED: 14:19 06 May 2010

The team launches the coffee morning fundraiser at St Albans fire station.

The team launches the coffee morning fundraiser at St Albans fire station.

FIREFIGHTERS will be raising their coffee cups in the name of Macmillan Cancer Support next month - and they want you to join them. St Albans fire station is flinging open its doors to the public on September 24 to take part in the cancer charity s larges

FIREFIGHTERS will be raising their coffee cups in the name of Macmillan Cancer Support next month - and they want you to join them.

St Albans fire station is flinging open its doors to the public on September 24 to take part in the cancer charity's largest national fundraising event - World's Biggest Coffee Morning.

White Watch have organised the coffee morning, which will run between 10am and 4pm. The firefighters will be selling and serving coffee, biscuits and cakes, as well as performing fire drills and demonstrations to raise vital funds to help those battling with cancer.

Firefighter Marc Cavaciuti said: "We will be helping a fantastic cause and improving peoples lives, and we will also have the opportunity to spread the word about fire safety and our campaigns."

He added: "We hope to see lots of faces, the more the merrier."

Two million people are living with cancer in the UK but Macmillan only has enough resources to reach half that number at present, which is why funds are so important.

More than £7.5million was raised across the country in last year's event, and the 1,000 coffee mornings held in Herts accounted for £165,000 of that total.

Linsey Taylor, a Macmillan fundraiser, said: "Every donation for every cup of coffee served will make a difference. You can help Macmillan Cancer Support fund its vital work for people living with cancer, including supporting roles like mine in the local community."

For information about the charity visit www.macmillan.org.uk

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