£1500 was raised across the George Eliot Hospital Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning from bake sales organised by kind staff.
The Macmillan Information and Support centre based at the hospital raised £840 at an event in the George Eliot Training and Education Centre (GETEC) attended by the Deputy Mayor for Nuneaton and Bedworth, Councillor Bill Hancox and also visited by the Mayor for North Warwickshire, Councillor John Smitten.
Further collections were made within Dorothea and Nason Wards and the Endoscopy Unit. The Maternity team also raised a fantastic £600 on their cake stall in the maternity unit.
Barclays Bank also kindly offered to match fund the amount raised in GETEC.
Mandy Spraggett, Macmillan’s fundraising manager in Nuneaton, said: ‘It’s so inspiring to see Julie and the team at the Macmillan Information and Support Centre in George Eliot Hospital fundraise for the charity as well. Not only are they providing help to people affected cancer, they’re also raising funds to enable their work to continue.
‘To give an idea of what Julie and the team have managed to raise, £1,500 could help run a small Macmillan Information and Support Centre for almost 10 days. Thank you so much to them for their hard work and we hope to announce some new developments with George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust to support people affected by cancer really soon.”
Macmillan Centre Manager, Julie Hunt, said: “It was wonderful to see so many staff baking to support such a good cause and not a soggy bottom in site. Paul Hollywood would have been proud.
“We are also extremely grateful to Barclays Bank who offered to match fund our event in the Training and Education Centre.”
Last year, coffee mornings in Warwickshire raised around £238,300 from 950 coffee mornings.
Macmillan hopes to beat the £27.6million raised last year across the UK.
Every day 13 people in the area hear the devastating news they have cancer, and six people die from the illness.
George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust provides a range of hospital and community based services to more than 300,000 people across North Warwickshire, South West Leicestershire and North Coventry
The hospital, which was opened in 1948 provides a range of elective, non-elective, surgical, medical, women’s, children’s, diagnostic and therapeutic services. A full range of sexual health services across Warwickshire is also provided by the Trust.