M&S Foyleside and Crescent Link have raised a staggering £3,555 after a month-long fundraising campaign for Macmillan Cancer Support’s flagship annual event, World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, with more donations continuing to come in.

Derry shoppers came out in force on Friday 29th September, joining millions of people across the UK raising a mug to help beat people living with cancer by taking part in Coffee Morning fundraisers for Macmillan.

2017 marks the eighth year that M&S has partnered with Macmillan Cancer Support with over £10 million raised for the charity to date. The efforts of M&S stores and customers helps fund vital support and specialist services for people living with cancer locally. Last year the partnership raised £3.2million - enough to fund 66 Macmillan health care professionals for a year.

As well as the Coffee Morning event, the Foyleside and Crescent Link M&S stores have been helping to raise funds for Macmillan throughout September by donating 10 percent of each sale from a variety of tasty treats from their food halls. M&S Cafés have also donated 5p from every hot drink and slice of cake sold throughout September to the charity.

Ellen Waters, Store Manager at M&S Foyleside, said: “I want to thank both our loyal customers and my M&S colleagues for pulling out all of the stops on Friday 29th September to help make our Coffee Morning such a huge success. It was great to see the local community joining in the fun – all the while helping to raise funds for a hugely worthwhile cause.”

Nicola Keith, Head of Partnership Management at Macmillan Cancer Support added: “We want to thank everyone who took part. Whether you faked it or baked it, every slice of cake or cup of coffee helps us raise vital funds and makes a huge difference to those living with cancer.”

To learn more about Macmillan’s partnership with M&S, please visit http://coffee.macmillan.org.uk/about/sponsors

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