STEPHEN Metcalfe, local Member of Parliament for South Basildon & East Thurrock showed his support for Macmillan Cancer Support last week by attending a World’s Biggest Coffee Morning event in Parliament. The occasion marked the launch of a new report, ‘Am I Meant To Be Okay Now?: Stories of Life After Treatment’, that focuses on the challenges people face after cancer treatment ends.
Following the success of Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event of the year on Friday 29 September, which saw thousands of people come together across the country, the charity hosted a parliamentary Coffee Morning at which MPs and Peers had the opportunity to meet with and hear from people living cancer who were featured in the report.
Stephen, who attended the Commons event, said: “Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is a fantastic annual fixture and I was really glad to have the opportunity to attend the event in Parliament.
“The focus of Coffee Morning has always been about encouraging people to get together and talk about all the issues people living with cancer have to deal with. This year’s event provided a really important opportunity to hear more about the physical and emotional challenges that people can face after finishing cancer treatment.
“I also welcomed the chance to learn more about the support that Macmillan offers to people affected by cancer. Whilst a cancer experience is always significant – life with cancer is still life – and it was great to hear about how Macmillan supports people to live it in the best possible way.”
Having raised over £29.5 million in 2016, the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event of the year – and there is still time to get involved. For further information, please visit: www.macmillan.org.uk/coffee