25 September 2013
Strictly Come Dancing star Craig Revel Horwood traded in his jazz shoes and dancers for a captains hat and some gorgeous seamen this week, as he ‘jumped onboard’ Macmillan Cancer Support’s annual flagship fundraiser, World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.
Macmillan’s charity partner P&O Cruises invited Craig to show his support for Macmillan on its ship, to help launch its 2013 Coffee Morning campaign for the cancer support charity.
Macmillan supporter Craig says, 'I am delighted to help launch World’s Biggest Coffee Morning and raise awareness for such an amazing charity as Macmillan, particularly as I had so much fun cruising around to do it! Please join the crew and sign up to host a Coffee Morning today, and help Macmillan support people affected by cancer'.
The Macmillan and P&O Cruises partnership launched in March with the aim of P&O staff and customers raising enough money to fund one Macmillan nurse for a year. To date it has almost raised enough to fund three, with the fundraising total standing at an incredible £138,000.
In 2012, more than five million people around the UK hosted or attended a Coffee Morning, raising a record breaking £15million for Macmillan. This World’s Biggest Coffee Morning through staff fundraising, Coffee Morning’s onboard all its ships and Head Offices P&O Cruises hopes to boost its fundraising total by at least £5,000.
Craig and Macmillan are encouraging people to make time for what really matters and get together with friends, family or colleagues for a Coffee Morning this September - enjoy a slice of cake and a coffee and help raise £15million to make sure that no one has to face cancer alone.
To sign up for the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning see macmillan.org.uk/maketime, call 0845 602 1246 or text COFFEE to 88080 to get your free Coffee Morning Kit.
For further information, please contact:
Sarah Summerfield – Senior PR & Communications Officer, Macmillan Cancer Support
020 7840 7811 (out of hours 07801 307068)
About Macmillan Cancer Support
More than one in three of us will get cancer. For most of us it will be the toughest fight we ever face. And the feelings of isolation and loneliness that so many people experience make it even harder.
But you don’t have to go through it alone. The Macmillan team is with you every step of the way.
We are the nurses and therapists helping you through treatment. The experts on the end of the phone. The advisers telling you which benefits you’re entitled to. The volunteers giving you a hand with the everyday things. The campaigners improving cancer care. The community there for you online, any time. The supporters who make it all possible. Together, we are all Macmillan Cancer Support.
About P&O Cruises
P&O Cruises can trace its roots back to 1837 and 2012 marked the 175th anniversary of when the Peninsular Steam Navigation Company was awarded the lucrative Admiralty contract to carry mail to the Iberian Peninsula and beyond. Not long afterwards the concept of cruising was born and since then has evolved into a popular holiday choice. Today, as trusted cruise experts, P&O Cruises has a fleet of seven ships offering holidays tailored to British tastes combining genuine service, a sense of occasion and attention to detail, ensuring passengers have the holiday of a lifetime, every time. Azura was launched in April 2010 – officially named by Godmother Darcey Bussell CBE. Small ship Adonia was added to the fleet in May 2011, named by Dame Shirley Bassey, DBE, and the new 141,000-tons ship will be added to the fleet in spring 2015.