As a company NRL believes in giving something back to the communities we work in, that is why each year we ask our branches to raise money in support of a cause that they are passionate about. This year NRL’s Washington branch chose to support the Macmillan charity and the team took part in the charity’s Biggest Coffee Morning event.
Macmillan’s Biggest Coffee Morning is a nationwide event which involves individuals from across the UK holding a coffee morning to raise money for people living with cancer. The beauty of the event is that anyone can take part from friends and families to schools and businesses, making the affair one of the biggest fundraising opportunities for the charity. Last year through this event alone Macmillan managed to raise an impressive £20 million thanks to everyone who took part.
The funds raised by the charity go towards finding new treatments and aid them in their ambition of making life easier for people who live with cancer. For many people cancer is the toughest fight they will ever face but new treatment is allowing more and more people to live with cancer during their daily lives. Macmillan’s mission is to make sure that from the second they are diagnosed people aren’t alone when fighting cancer and the support, help and advice they provide is crucial in helping many people cope with the illness.
For the event, staff at the Washington branch displayed posters to advertise the coffee morning internally and baked cakes and other delicacies. In total the branch managed to raise an impressive £80.90 and so far this year the Macmillan has raised a staggering £20,614,000 thanks to all the individuals across the nation who took part in the event.
Thank you to everyone who came to our coffee morning. If you would like more information on Macmillan’s Biggest Coffee Morning and how you can help, please visit their website.