The Welsh Liberal Democrats Assembly Member for South Wales West, Peter Black is supporting Macmillan Cancer Support's World's Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 27th September 2013 (Photo attached of Peter with General Manager for Macmillan in Wales, Susan Morris at the launch in the Senedd )
He has called on the people of Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and Bridgend to get involved by holding their own coffee morning, to help make the cancer charity's fund-raiser the biggest and best ever.
Mr Black said: "In Wales more than 18,000 people are diagnosed with cancer each year. I know that a considerable number of constituents have personal experience of cancer, and I know that Macmillan has been there to support many of those in need.
"Macmillan Cancer Support is there for people from the moment they are diagnosed, with medical and practical help, as well as emotional and financial support. That's why I am supporting the World's Biggest Coffee Morning and why I am attending coffee mornings in Pentrehafod School and Swansea Railway Station on Friday.
"It is a great idea because everyone likes tea, coffee, cake and a chat - it brings people together and is an easy and fun way to raise money for Macmillan. Every penny you raise will help people with cancer."
Last year thousands of people across Wales took part in coffee morning helping to raise funds for Macmillan. This year the charity hopes to raise even more money to help fund vital cancer services across the country.
Susan Morris, General Manager for Macmillan Cancer Support in Wales, commented:
"Macmillan in Wales would like to say a huge thank you to Peter for supporting the World's Biggest Coffee Morning. The money raised will fund cancer services in Wales.
"With the number of people living with cancer in Wales expected to reach 240,000 by 2030, Macmillan Cancer Support wants to ensure that no-one faces cancer alone.
"Money raised by events such as World's Biggest Coffee Morning helped Macmillan to spend £3.2m on its services in Wales last year alone, including funding our nurses and providing £545,000 in grants to people affected by cancer."
Now in its 23rd year, World's Biggest Coffee Morning raised an amazing £15m for Macmillan last year alone.
To sign up to host a coffee morning, call 0300 1000 200 or visit www.macmillan.org.uk/coffee.
For information or support relating to cancer, call Macmillan's Support Line on 0808 808 00 00 (8am to 8pm Monday to Friday) or visitwww.macmillan.org.uk.