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Macmillan Coffee Afternoon 2016

Support Macmillan Coffee Afternoon

Support Macmillan Coffee Afternoon

It’s all very exciting at Cumberland House in preparation of our Macmillan Coffee Afternoon.  It’s a busy time of year while the planning is underway.  This will be our 5th Annual event and so far with Support from guests, friends, staff and neighbours we have raised a whopping £4,452.00 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

This years’ Macmillan Coffee event will take place on Saturday 24th September 2016, 12noon till 3pm and will be in Memory of Carole Grinsted.  Carole and Adrian are former owners of The Lawn Guesthouse in Horley which they ran for over 14 years.  Carole was the life and soul of any party and would brighten up any room on her arrival.  Unfortunately, she lost her battle to Cancer in July 2016 and her family appreciated the help they received from Macmillan Nurses.

Win a Two Day Break

Clive and I have had a brain wave and decided to include YOU in our Macmillan Coffee Raffle this year.

We will throw in a Two Day Break to the value of £140, for 2 people visiting Surrey, Kent and Sussex.  You will stay in a Luxury King or Twin Room at Cumberland House.  Tea & homemade cake will be provided on your arrival and the Award Winning Full English Breakfast will kick start both of your mornings.  The Raffle Tickets will cost £10 GBP each. Tickets can be purchased by posting your cheque; made payable to ‘Macmillan Cancer Support’ and posted it to Cumberland House B&B, 39 Brighton Road, Horley, Surrey RH6 7HH.    Please include your postal address and telephone number with your cheque so that we can acknowledge your entry and let you know if you are the Lucky Winner.   To ensure that you are included in the Macmillan Coffee Raffle, cheques must arrive at Cumberland House before the event date of the 24th September; the raffle will take place on the 24th at 3pm.  An email will be circulated to advise you of the Lucky Winner on the evening of the 24th September 2016.  The Winning Ticket will be valid for one year from 24th September 2016 and excludes 22nd December through to 2nd January.

History of Macmillan Cancer Support

In 1911, a young man named Douglas Macmillan watched his father die of cancer. His father’s pain and suffering moved Douglas so much, he founded the ‘Society for the Prevention and Relief of Cancer’.   Douglas wanted advice and information to be provided to all people with cancer, homes for patients at low or no cost, and voluntary nurses to attend to patients in their own homes.  Today much of Douglas’ legacy lives on.  Macmillan are still a source of support for people living with cancer and are a force for improving cancer care. (This paragraph was copied from the Official Macmillan Website)

When I started writing this blog I couldn’t help but wonder, if Douglas Macmillan had ever received recognition for the wonderful work he achieved and it appears that he did receive an MBE (Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) Well Done Douglas!  Your work lives on!

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