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Labour parliamentary candidate holds coffee morning for Macmillan Cancer

Besi Besemar September 25, 2014

Nancy Platts, the Labour parliamentary candidate for Brighton Kemptown and Peacehaven, is hosting a public coffee morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Nancy Platts: Parliamentary Labour candidate for Kemptown & Peacehaven
Nancy Platts, Labour parliamentary candidate for Kemptown and Peacehaven

Every day in Brighton and Hove 23 people find out the devastating news that they have cancer.

By 2030, there will be 121,400 people living with or beyond cancer in Sussex – that’s enough to fill Brighton and Hove Albion’s football stadium nearly four times.

There are 187 Macmillan nurses and professionals working in this area and last year Macmillan’s support line helped with the questions and the worries of 1,924 people from this region.

Nancy said: “I hope that lots of people will drop in to enjoy some delicious coffee and cake and make a donation to Macmillan Cancer Support. There will be music and fun competitions and it is a great way to take a mid-morning break and catch up with friends old and new.”

Cancer is the toughest fight most people will ever face. And as treatments improve, more and more people are living with cancer in their daily lives. The money raised at the ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ will help make sure no one has to face cancer alone, from the moment they’re diagnosed through treatment and beyond.

Event: Coffee morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support

Where: at her office at 72 St. James’s Street, Kemp Town, Brighton BN2 1PJ

When: Friday, September 26

Time: 10 a.m. to 12 noon