Totally Tennis are once again hosting a tennis and coffee morning as part of Macmillan Cancer Support World’s Biggest Coffee Morning campaign. On Friday 30th September, the club will host its Friday morning tennis session from 10am followed by coffee and cakes at 11.30am at the indoor centre, inviting guests to join together to contribute to the charity’s goal to raise its £8 million target.
In 2015 the charity celebrated the 25th anniversary of the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning raising a whopping £27.6 million in the process. Headline partner Marks and Spencer contributed a massive £2.2million of that total alone via its staff and customers. The annual event, which the club has always supported has become part of the club’s charity event calendar, encouraging its players to get fit and healthy whilst raising money for a good cause and do a little baking too. There are now 2.5 million people in the UK living with cancer and it’s estimated that by 2030 that figure will be closer to 4 million people. Macmillan want to be there for them all, their goal is to make sure no one faces cancer alone, providing medical, emotional, practical and financial support, as well as campaigning for better cancer care. From diagnosis, through treatment and beyond Macmillan provide constant support to fight life’s biggest challenge.
Last year supporters of Macmillan Cancer Support
raised a combined total of £229 million, an £11.8 million increase on 2014 and reached 5.8 million people affected by cancer. Did you know that just £28 could pay for a Macmillan nurse for an hour, helping people living with cancer and ensuring that their families receive essential medical, practical and emotional support. Find out more information about Macmillan’s Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning here
Totally Tennis’ ninety minute morning sessions provides a healthy mixture of coaching, fitness and social match play in mixed sessions every Monday and Friday from 10.00am – 11.30am. For more information, please telephone 01256 358816 or visit our website www.totallytennis.co.uk
Some of the ladies enjoying the 2015 event at Totally Tennis
Totally Tennis held it’s World’s Biggest Coffee morning event in support of Macmillan Cancer Support alongside the clubs’ regular Ladies Morning session last Friday. The ladies enjoyed the drills and matchplay session followed by coffee and a choice of delicious cakes at the indoor centre. The event raised just over £60 which Totally Tennis matched so overall the club contributed £120 to the charity’s goal to meet its target for this year.
The club has been a regular supporter of the annual coffee morning event for many years, raising money to donate to the charity which improves the lives of people and their families affected by cancer. Last year the nationwide coffee morning events raised £25 million and the charity aims to raise even more this year.
The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillan Cancer Support’s biggest charity fundraising event raising money to enable the charity to provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care in this country. The money raised at events like the coffee morning funds vital services and enables the charity to work alongside people affected by cancer and improve cancer care, making a real difference in people’s lives. One in three of us will get cancer. Two million of us are living with it. If you are affected by cancer, Macmillan can help.
Centre Manager and master cake baker Emily Wootton said, “The Macmillan Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning is something we have always supported and I pleased that our players had the opportunity to get involved again this year, helping to make a difference whilst enjoying their hobby.”
Totally Tennis Ladies Morning sessions provides a healthy mixture of coaching and social match play in a ladies only sessions every Monday and Friday from 10.00am – 11.30am. For more information, please telephone 01256 358816 or visit our website www.totallytennis.co.uk
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Totally Tennis supported Macmillan’s Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning event during Friday Ladies Morning
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