Huge crowds came out to enjoy the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning hosted by ABC Council’s Macmillan ‘Move More’ participants on Friday in Killicomaine Jubilee Community Centre, Portadown, raising a tremendous £2,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Move More aims to ensure that everyone living with and beyond cancer in NI is enabled to become and stay physically active.
Lord Mayor of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon, Councillor Julie Flaherty commented,
“Congratulations to the Macmillan Move More participants for organising such a successful Coffee Morning. These volunteers are perfect examples of how Macmillan supports people living with and beyond cancer to get and stay physically active! There are 63,000 people living with cancer in NI, and almost one in two of us will experience cancer at some point in our lifetime.
“Fundraising events such as the Coffee Morning are really important to ensure that Macmillan can continue to fund vital services here in our borough and right across Northern Ireland.”
Patricia Robinson is a participant on the Move More programme and when her husband Walter heard about the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, he decided to do his bit as well! A Senior Quantity Surveyor for Farrans Construction, Walter got his colleagues involved by fundraising at the new South Lake Leisure Centre site in Craigavon.
Walter commented, “The Move More programme is run by Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council, which is also responsible for building this brand new South Lake Leisure Centre which I’m working on. Both projects are great examples of how the council is supporting people to make positive lifestyle choices, creating healthy communities and reducing health inequalities.”
Patricia Robinson, Move More participant and Coffee Morning volunteer commented, “I can say first-hand how the Move More programme helps make people more resilient and better able to cope with life’s challenges, improving physical and emotional wellbeing. I’m excited to see how the finished leisure centre will be able to support more programmes like these, giving local people a range of opportunities to be active and healthy.”
For more information on the Move More programme, contact Nuala McVeigh on 028 3831 1690 or 077 1175 6836.