The partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support will bring a unique dimension to the service offered at UCLH. The focus will be on caring for the‘whole person’ not just their cancer.
In light of this partnership, the chief executives of both organisations – Sir Robert Naylor at UCLH and Ciaran Devane at Macmillan Cancer Support - are getting together at the local World’s Biggest Coffee Morning which will be held at University College Hospital on Friday 30th September from 9.30am – 12noon.
Sir Robert Naylor said: "We are delighted to host a coffee morning here at University College Hospital as part of Macmillan's biggest fundraising event of the year, just seven months before we open the brand new cancer centre. The partnership between UCLH and Macmillan will deliver the best care, treatment, support and information to cancer patients at every stage of their individual journey, transforming cancer care now and for generations to come".
Ciaran Devane said: “Macmillan and UCLH have a longstanding relationship and the Trust have supported the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning for many years. This year is even more special as Macmillan is working so closely with the Trust to help them deliver the new UCH Macmillan Cancer Centre next April.
“This year Macmillan are determined to make the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning our biggest ever. We hope to raise £8.5m in total which will help us support the two million people in the UK currently living with cancer and their families. Thank you to UCLH for once again pulling out all the stops and serving up delicious coffee and cakes – and of course thank you to all those who donate what they can to enjoy eating them!”
The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event of the year, with money raised used to fund Macmillan’s support services for people with cancer and their families. The idea behind the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is that people hold their own coffee morning in their homes, work places or local community.
They ask for donations in return for drinks and cakes and then pass on the proceeds to Macmillan.