Nick Thomas-Symonds has been attending coffee mornings across Torfaen for Macmillan Cancer Support.

The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event for people facing cancer. People across the UK have been hosting their own Coffee Mornings and donations on the day are made to Macmillan. Last year alone they raised £25 million and this year their target is even higher.

The first ever Coffee Morning happened back in 1990 and since then people across the country have raised £138 for Macmillan.

There are now 2.5 million people in the UK living with cancer. By 2030 it will be 4 million people and Macmillan’s aim is to give them all the support they need. They provide medical, emotional, practical and financial support, as well as campaigning for better cancer care.

One of the Coffee Mornings that the local MP attended was hosted by the South Atlantic Medal Association 1982, an association for veterans of the Falklands Conflict. The group intends to maintain and promote a sense of pride and comradeship among all veterans of the South Atlantic campaign, and to keep them in touch with each other. One of their main aims is to maintain and strengthen links with the people of the Falkland Islands. Mr Thomas-Symonds also paid tribute to the veterans for their outstanding service to our country.

Mr Thomas-Symonds said, ‘It is brilliant that so many people in Torfaen have been hosting their own Coffee Mornings to raise money for Macmillan. I’ve had some great discussions with people, all while raising money for a good cause. ’

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