Progress Lifeline hosts its annual Macmillan Coffee Morning

Posted on: 3/10/2022

On Friday 30th September 2022, Progress Lifeline raised an amazing £75 in its annual coffee morning for Macmillan Cancer Support. Progress Lifeline is part of Progress Housing Group who matched the amount raised, taking the total raised to £150.

How did we raise the money?

For the baking enthusiasts amongst us, we held a bake off competition. We were inundated with several amazing creations this year which made the judging incredibly difficult.

Joanne was awarded 'Best Cake' with her iced lime tray bake.

We also held other activities including a raffle and a ‘guess how many sprinkles Colin the caterpillar has on his back’ competition.

The winners of all these activities won a £10 shopping voucher.

A big thank you to all of our wonderful employees who took part in the day!

How will the funds we raised benefit people whose lives have been affected by cancer?

  • £71 could help run our Online Community forum for over 3 hours. Typically, that would give nearly 198 people affected by cancer both emotional and practical support.
  • £100 could pay for a person affected by cancer to attend a health and wellbeing event, providing them with skills to improve the management of these areas in their lives.
  • £350 could pay for a Macmillan grant that helps a family affected by cancer take a holiday and enjoy precious time together.
  • £606 could pay for a Macmillan Support Worker for a week, helping patients, family members and carers manage the social and practical problems of living with cancer.
  • £1,135 could pay for a Macmillan nurse for a week, helping people living with cancer and their families receive essential medical, practical and emotional support.

For information, support or just someone to talk to if you or a loved one are living with cancer, call Macmillan Cancer Support on 0808 808 00 00 (7 days a week, 8am-8pm).