25 Sep 2012

Macmillan Coffee Morning

macmillan leaflet by Vintage Vision
macmillan leaflet, a photo by Vintage Vision on Flickr.

In 1911 a young man named Douglas Macmillan watched his father die from 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 infromation to be provided to all people with cancer, homes for patients at low or no cost and volunteer nurses to attend to patients in their own homes.

Today much of Douglas' legacy lives on. They are still a source of support for people living with cancer and a force for improving cancer care.

In recognition of this work Macmillan coffee mornings are being held all over the country. Vintage Vision are hosting theirs in Vintage Vision shop this Friday, 28th September at 11am. Tickets cost £5, are available on the day or can be reserved.

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