Browser does not support script.
Skip to main content
World's Biggest Coffee Morning event. (From left to right) Tricia Heard, Andrew Corrigan, Kim Bloxham, Jill Corrigan, Jennifer Norton, Peter & Elizabeth Trowbridge
The work of Macmillan, now in its centenary year, wouldn’t be possible without the dozens of volunteers in Exeter and, East and Mid Devon who give up their time to help local people living with cancer.
Macmillan is joining National Volunteers Week (1- 7 June 2011) by recognising and paying tribute to the invaluable work done by local volunteers who lend their efforts and expertise to helping those affected by cancer. Aside from thanking our current voluntteers, National Volunteers Week is a great opportunity to encourage others to offer their time and support by reminding them of the ways that they can help.
To take part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning and receive a free pack of materials call 0845 602 1246. For other volunteering opportunities please see contact details at the bottom of the page.
Macmillan recently held a volunteers’ planning meeting for this year’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning to brainstorm new ways to promote the event. Although the national ‘focus’ day of this year’s event is Friday 30th September. We cannot start the process of recruitment early enough and are hoping that more than 1,000 hosts will register to hold an event in Devon alone.
Tricia Heard, Macmillan’s Chairman for East Devon hosted the meeting. She said ‘the charity has built up its senior volunteer capability in Exeter and East Devon, especially in the organisation of events and PR. To bring together some of our volunteers including our county chairman at such an early stage in the planning of this year’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning has been most constructive, great fun and a great encouragement.’
Andrew Corrigan, Events Assistant from Topsham said ‘my wife and I have just retired to Exeter from business. Macmillan’s ambition is huge, to reach everyone affected by cancer with their special brand of care and support, and it is part way through a record £2.5 million investment in new cancer care services in Devon. We will be glad to play a small part in making this a reality.’
Kim Bloxham is secretary of one of the charity’s newest fundraising groups in Exmouth. She said ‘this is the 21st anniversary of the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning and we’re determined to make it the best year yet. We look forward to holding our own event, which will be open to the public, and mobilising many others to host an event at school, at work, at home, wherever.'
All Macmillan’s volunteer vacancies are posted on their Devon web site; the charity especially seeks a corporate ambassador to help develop mutually beneficial relationships with local companies. If you think that you can help please contact Calvin Lovelock on 01803 528004 or email firstname.lastname@example.org|
If you have any questions about Macmillan we would love to hear from you| .
You can also follow us| on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr or YouTube.
© Macmillan Cancer Support 2013
what are these?|