World’s biggest coffee morning

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A STUDENT will sit in a bath of coffee beans in the middle of Meadowhall on Wednesday to mark the launch of this year’s Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.

Lauren King, aged 20, from Wisewood, is launching the annual campaign after losing her nan to cancer.

The launch takes place on Wednesday, August 1, and the annual coffee morning is on Friday, September 28.

Lauren said: “Macmillan nurses helped my nan in the last few days of her cancer journey, and helped to make her life more comfortable.

“Nan was diagnosed with lung cancer ten weeks before she died and Macmillan nurses took over her care when she came home, which helped everyone cope at such a tough time.”

Lauren said she sat in bath of maggots last year.

She added: “I didn’t mind doing the bath of maggots but I actually really don’t like the smell of coffee so I’m not really looking forward to it.”

The charity is appealing for 1,000 people in South Yorkshire to hold coffee mornings either at home, work, school or in the community. The aim is to raise over £150,000 to support local people affected by cancer.

Macmillan fundraising manager for Sheffield, Rob Turner, said: “All we want is for people to do something they enjoy with people they want to spend time with while raising some money for Macmillan.”

See www.macmillan.org.uk/maketime for more.