30 September 2011
Blackpool Tower goes green
The world famous Blackpool Tower lit up green for Macmillan at 19:30 on Thursday 29 September, the eve of our flagship fundraiser, World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, taking place today.
With 45,000+ coffee morning events taking place across the UK, Macmillan hopes that its 21st World’s Biggest Coffee Morning will raise a staggering £9 million to help people affected by cancer.
Hundreds of businesses, groups, schools and individuals in and around the Blackpool area have already signed up to host a coffee morning themselves, and with Blackpool Tower going green, more people across the region will be spurred on to get involved and give their support to Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.
Kate Shane, General Manager of the Blackpool Tower, said:
‘We are lucky to have a world famous landmark here in Blackpool, so we hope that by turning the top of Blackpool Tower green for the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, we can help make it the biggest ever for Macmillan Cancer Support, in Blackpool, across Lancashire and throughout the UK.’
Fiona Dundas, Macmillan Fundraising Manager, said:
‘We really hope that with the support of Blackpool Tower we are able to reach our target of £9 million throughout the country for World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. It’s such an iconic landmark and it’s great that Coffee Morning has been recognized as an iconic event.’
For more information on your nearest World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, see macmillan.org.uk/coffee.
For further information, please contact:
Michael Jones, Press Officer, Macmillan Cancer Support
020 7091 2124 (out of hours 07801 307068)
Susie Richardson, PR Manager, Macmillan Cancer Support
020 7840 7809 (out of hours 07801 307068)
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About Macmillan Cancer Support
Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer, providing practical, medical, emotional and financial support. Working alongside people affected by cancer, Macmillan works to improve cancer care. One in three of us will get cancer. Two million of us are living with it. If you are affected by cancer Macmillan can help. Freephone 0808 808 0000 for an information pack.