Get your bake on for Macmillan Cancer Relief

Calling all cooks! We’re aiming to raise hundreds of pounds for Macmillan Cancer Relief this week – but we need your help.

We’re asking students and staff to bake cakes, biscuits and other goodies as part of the World's Biggest Coffee Morning, to be held at Trinity House on Friday 29 September.


Every slice of cake eaten and cup of coffee poured has the power to change lives for people living with cancer. Last year, 1,536 coffee mornings were held in Leicestershire, which raised around £378,000 for Macmillan. 

This includes services like DMU's Emotional and Practical Support service, a volunteer-led project funded by Macmillan and run in partnership with DMU, and which is the first of its kind in the UK. It sees students offer practical and emotional support in the home to people affected by cancer in Leicester. Having already supported more than 120 people in Leicester, the project has recently expanded into Charnwood.  

Mark Charlton, head of public engagement at DMU, said: “Everyone knows someone who is affected by cancer, and Macmillan provides a tremendous service for patients and families. We’re very proud of our students here at DMU who work so closely with Macmillan providing social, emotional and practical help for people who are having treatment; and fundraisers like this are so important to help fund vital cancer support services.

“DMU’s event is open to everyone to come along and enjoy the entertainment, a cup of coffee and cake, and help a great cause.”

If you’d like to offer your support by baking a cake for the event, we would love to hear from you. Please email Debbie Tinsley at 

The DMU Macmillan Coffee Morning will take place on Friday from 10.30am onwards in The Chapel, Trinity House. All the money raised will be used to help fund the charity’s vital services that provide practical, financial, emotional and medical support to people affected by cancer.

Posted on Tuesday 26th September 2017

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