1 September 2014
Beca Lyne-Pirkis with Coffee Mugs
Great British Bake Off star Beca Lyne-Pirkis has risen to the challenge of supporting Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.
A semi-finalist in the BBC’s fourth series of the hit baking reality tv show, Beca's known for her Welsh twist on baking delights and hopes taking to the kitchen will inspire others to host their own coffee morning for Macmillan on Friday 26 September.
The 32-year-old full-time mum of two, who's also launching her own TV show BEWCS on S4C in September, explains why she's supporting the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning: "Sadly, we all know someone who has cancer.
"I’ve had a few friends who’ve survived breast cancer and received support from Macmillan throughout their treatment. Macmillan can provide all the help, information and most importantly support cancer patients and their families need during what can be a very scary period in their lives.
"The World’s Biggest Coffee morning is a great fundraiser that encourages people of all ages to get involved. Who doesn’t love a nice piece of cake with their morning coffee? And best of all, you'll be raising funds for a fantastic cause."
Now in its 24th year, Macmillan's World’s Biggest Coffee Morning raised nearly £20m last year alone, with a staggering 8,167 Macmillan coffee mornings held across Wales.
All money raised is used to develop the charity's services, such as Information and Support Centres, Welfare Benefits Advisors, Macmillan Cancer Nurse Specialists and GP's.
Susan Morris, Macmillan’s General Manager for Wales, said: "We're very grateful to Beca for her fantastic support. I hope she inspires people in Wales to hold their own coffee morning and try to beat last year’s fantastic fundraising total.
"We want to make sure no one has to face cancer alone, but we can't do it without the amazing people who fundraise for us. Every pound raised by those taking part in events like World’s Biggest Coffee Morning helps us be there for someone with cancer when they need us most. So ask your friends, family or work mates to come for coffee and raise some money to support Macmillan."
You can sign up to host your own coffee morning by visiting www.macmillan.org.uk/coffee or calling calling 0300 1000 200.
For more information or support about cancer, call Macmillan’s Support Line on 0808 808 00 00 (9am-8pm, Monday to Friday) or visit www.macmillan.org.uk.