28 September 2012
Monarch airlines coffee morning
Scheduled leisure airline Monarch has taken Macmillan's World's Biggest Coffee Morning to new heights.
Around 24,000 passengers travelling on-board on of the 55 flights operating today (Friday 28 September) had the opportunity to take part in Monarch's world's highest coffee morning at 38,000ft in aid of Macmillan's World's Biggest Coffee Morning. Passengers were able to purchase a cup of half price Kenco coffee on-board, with all the proceeds being donated by Monarch to Macmillan. A cuppa can really go a long way, every 20 cups of coffee sold will fund a Macmillan nurse for an hour.
Kevin George, Managing Director of Monarch Airlines, comments: 'Monarch cabin crew and customers continue to show their generosity to important charities such as Macmillan, raising hundreds of thousands of pounds over recent years. We are pleased to be able to take Macmillan's flagship event to a new height by offering Monarch passengers the opportunity to participate whilst on-board with us'.
Sharon Cottam, from Macmillan Cancer Support comments: 'I'd like to thank everyone at Monarch for making the time to show their support and join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning. A coffee in the sky is a really unusual and fun way of supporting Macmillan. We hope everybody on board enjoys taking part and helping the Macmillan team'.
This year, thousands of people across the UK are taking time out to pour a brew and make a difference. Whether it's a coffee morning at work, a bake off between friends or a cuppa in the sky - every donation adds up and will help Macmillan's ambition to provide support to everyone affected by cancer.
For further information, please contact:
Aimee Aldersley, Senior Communications & Press Officer, Macmillan Cancer Support
0207 840 4916 (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. More than 1 in 3 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 the Macmillan Support Line on 0800 808 00 00.