Coffee morning helps support those with cancer

Coffee and cake saw dozens of people make their way to Trinity Chapel today as the DMU Macmillan Cancer Support team raised over £500 to help support those with cancer.

The annual event formed part of Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, which sees thousands of sweet treats sold across the globe to raise money for the charity.

Reema Sandhu, the Macmillan Volunteer Co-ordinator at DMU, said: “We had a really good turn out for the event and everyone loved the chance to take a break, enjoy a slice of cake, and support a very worthy cause.

“At DMU we have a dedicated group of Macmillan Volunteers who go out into the community and help those with cancer live their lives to the fullest, so we have first hand experience of just how important events like these are.”

Staff and students from across the university lent a hand, donating their own baked goods to support the event.

Reema added: “We’re really grateful for everyone who took the time to bake a cake for us, this morning couldn’t have taken place without them.”

Through #DMUlocal, Macmillan Volunteers support local people with cancer in a variety of ways, from running errands to providing emotional support.

Alongside this, volunteers also support the families of those affected by cancer, helping them cope with the bereavement process and everyday tasks like paying bills are completed.

Students from Health and Life Sciences are even able to undertake the scheme as a module and gain additional credits for to their programme.

For more information about how to get involved with #DMUlocal projects, click here.