19 September 2012
Fashion designer, artist and illustrator Julie Verhoeven has designed a stunning limited edition espresso cup & saucer exclusively for Macmillan Cancer Support to celebrate the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 28th September.
Known for her stunning whimsical illustrations, Julie Verhoeven is one of the most respected forces in London fashion, working with some of fashion's biggest brands from Mulberry and Louis Vuitton to John Galliano and Versace. Known for her beautiful and feminine artwork the design for Macmillan focuses around a hand-drawn illustration of a woman’s face, a recurring theme in Verhoeven’s work.
Julie Verhoeven says:
“I was thrilled to design these limited edition espresso cups and saucers to help support Macmillan. The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is a fantastic reason to make time to catch up with friends over coffee whilst raising money to help people affected by cancer. Macmillan nurses nursed both my parents through their final days and their support and pragmatism in such a dire time was beyond welcome and never, ever forgotten. I hope everyone sign’s up and takes part in this wonderful event.”
Julie’s artistic creations are limited editions and will be sold at macmillan.org.uk/coffeeshop (£40) from August with proceeds helping Macmillan support people affected by cancer.
To take part in this year’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, simply register, then host at home, or in the office, serve up coffee and cakes, and ask guests to make a small contribution. Two million people in the UK are currently living with cancer, and one in three will be diagnosed with it during their lifetime. Each and every donation whether 50p or £50 will help Macmillan’s ambition to provide support to everyone affected by cancer. A cup of coffee and a slice of cake really do make a huge difference.
Make time for what really matters by holding your own coffee morning. Visit www.macmillan.org.uk/maketime or call 0845 602 1246 or text COFFEE to 88080 to get your Coffee Morning Kit today.
For further information, please contact:
Kate Benns, Press Officer
0207 091 2124 (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.
For more information about Macmillan Cancer Support, visit www.macmillan.org.uk or freephone 0800 500 800 for an information pack.