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George Banco Take Part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning 2017 for Macmillan Cancer Support

Last Friday 29th September 2017, the staff here at George Banco took part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in support of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Macmillan Worlds Largest Coffee Morning 2017 Image 2It is the second year in a row that we have taken part in this incredibly worthy cause and we hope to continue doing so for years to come. Macmillan Cancer Support is something that is close to the hearts of many of the staff at George Banco. The latest statistics show that one in three people will face cancer at some point in their lives, meaning there’s a good chance most of us already know someone that has been affected by the illness.

The first of these Coffee Mornings was held back in 1990 but it was on a far smaller scale than it has now become. Since then it has raised over £165 million for Macmillan and raised a staggering £29.5 million last year alone.

Last year George Banco could not take part on the day itself due to operational reasons but this year we were able to join in on Friday 29th September along with everyone else around the UK.

We were able to sit down together and share our experiences of cancer and how it has affected our lives. Not only was it good to share our thoughts about the subject with our friends and colleagues but it was good to find out more about some of our colleagues that we didn’t know had been through difficult situations themselves.

The drink of choice for the George Banco staff was hot chocolate by preference and it was, of course, accompanied by several rounds of delicious cake.

Feedback about the event from our staff was that they all enjoyed taking part and being able to help raise money for such a worthwhile cause. They also commented that it made them feel closer as a team, bringing together both the management and those in teams that wouldn’t normally get time to socialise with one another during working hours.

Emily Starns, HR Administrator George Banco, commented:

‘’This is a charity that we, as a company, hold close to our hearts. We are proud to have been a part of this fundraising and to help them so that people do not have to face cancer alone. We know and understand the great support that they can be to individuals and their families who are suffering and we support them wholeheartedly in their efforts to do so.’’

If you want to learn more about the Macmillan Cancer Support Coffee Mornings then follow this link and head on over to their website where you can find a huge amount of information about its history, how you can take part and some great ideas on activities you could consider in order to help raise money for Macmillan.