Harrogate Duchy Hospital raises money for charity at world’s biggest coffee morning

18 October 2014

Staff at BMI The Duchy Hospital in Harrogate have raised nearly £200 for Macmillan Cancer Support during the world’s biggest coffee morning.

The cancer charity’s biggest fundraising event raises money to support people living with cancer, to help make sure no one has to face the disease alone, from the moment they are diagnosed, through to treatment and after diagnosis care.

Staff from the hospital, including chefs from the restaurant, baked a selection of delicious cakes and biscuits, from muffins to cookies, and enjoyed tea, coffee and a chat with their colleagues during their morning break.

Jacqui Ritchie, Executive Director at BMI The Duchy Hospital, said: Most of us have been affected by cancer, whether it be directly or indirectly, so it is important to the hospital that we do all we can to support those living with the disease.

Here at BMI The Duchy Hospital, we are really pleased to be able to support Macmillan in their fight against cancer. I want to say a big thank you to the team for the effort they went to baking the cakes.

BMI The Duchy Hospital is also supporting national Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, and doctors at the hospital are encouraging women in Harrogate to take the opportunity to learn about breast health and understand what is normal for them.

As part of the campaign the hospital team have put together a downloadable guide to breast health and information on how to perform self-examination. The guide can be dowloaded here: www.bmihealthcare.co.uk/breast-cancer-awareness-month

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