UCLH joins World’s Biggest Coffee Morning 

30/09/2016 00:00 
UCLH is joining thousands of people across the country to support the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support today.

The event is Macmillan’s big fundraising event of the year – in 2015 coffee mornings across the UK raised a record breaking £25 million for the charity which provides practical, medical, emotional and financial support for people affected by cancer and lobbies for better cancer care. To date coffee mornings have raised £139 million.

This year, coffee and cakes are also available in the Macmillan Support and Information Service (MSIS) which is based in the University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre. Dr Hilary Plant, Clinical Lead for Supportive Cancer Care and joint Head of the Macmillan Support and Information Service said, “The Coffee Morning provides us with a great opportunity to open our doors to patients and the public to share the work we do. We’re here to listen and provide support and information to patients, families, carers or anyone who is affected by cancer. You don’t have to be a UCLH patient to access our drop in service”. You can watch a short film about the work the MSIS do.

The professional team within the Support and Information Service help to answer questions about cancer in a safe, calm, non-clinical environment. From advice about benefits, to how to best manage side effects, to talking to children about a cancer diagnosis, the range of support available is extensive. The Service also runs a programme of classes, such as yoga, fighting fatigue workshops and creative word. It is run by UCLH with additional funding from the UCH Cancer Fund and Haematology Cancer Care.

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