Local Assembly Member for Monmouth, Nick Ramsay, has pledged his support for Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning which raises money to help people living with cancer live life as fully as they can.
At a Macmillan Coffee Morning held at the Senedd in Cardiff Bay Nick enjoyed a cup of coffee, slice of cake and a chat with some of the charity’s specialist cancer workforce – including Macmillan nurses, information support specialists and welfare benefits advisers.
Nick also met some Macmillan Wales volunteers who shared their cancer experiences and the reasons why they give their free time to support the charity.
This is the 28th year of Macmillan’s flagship fundraising event, which raised more than £26 million in the UK last year.
Speaking today Nick said: “Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is a wonderful fundraising event that takes place in homes, schools and workplaces throughout Wales every year in late September.
“It’s a lovely social activity and a great way to get together, share a slice of cake, and a cuppa and raise some money for charity.
“Each year in Wales, 19,000 people receive the devastating news that they have cancer.”
Richard Pugh, Head of Services for Macmillan Cancer Support in Wales, said “It’s great to see Assembly Members supporting Macmillan’s work in Wales and we’d like to thank Nick for his support.
“Last year, Wales did us proud, with coffee morning supporters raising nearly £1.1 million to help us be there for people with cancer in communities across Wales.”
Photo Caption: Attached photo shows Nick Ramsay with Richard Pugh, Head of Services for Macmillan Cancer Support Wales at the Assembly