Family hopes to host largest Macmillan Coffee Morning in memory of relatives (From Bournemouth Echo)
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Family hopes to host largest Macmillan Coffee Morning in memory of relatives
A FAMILY hit hard by cancer are hoping to host one of the largest Macmillan Coffee Mornings in the country at the weekend.
Lorraine Manson, 35, lost her mum Fiona to throat cancer in 1999, aged 49.
Before she died she was cared for by Macmillan nurses in Christchurch.
Her fiancé Craig Mansell’s mum, Carole – who also lost her mother to cancer in 2000 – and dad Eddy, run the Fiveways pub in Charminster and have agreed to host the fundraising beverage-based event.
“I couldn’t believe the amount of support and care Macmillan offered my mum in her last days, and also the support and after-care for my dad, brother and me,” said Miss Manson.
Landlady Carole Mansell added: “My best friend and my aunt both died of cancer within a few hours of each other a couple of months ago. I think everyone has been touched by it at some stage.”
Tomorrow’s event is in the function room of the pub in Charminster Road from 11am, with tea, coffee, sandwiches and cake, and guests will be asked for a £5 donation per head.
Local Macmillan Trust secretary Neal Williams will speak to guests about how the money donated is used, and other activities will include nail painting and tarot reading.
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