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The world’s biggest Coffee Morning

Today is Macmillan’s Coffee morning.

The event started in 1990, when a local fundraising committee decided to hold a coffee morning where people came along to meet and mingle – as they might ordinarily do – but donate the cost of their coffee to Macmillan in the process.

The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillan Cancer Support’s biggest charity fundraising event. They ask people across the UK – and sometimes further afield – to hold a coffee morning, where donations on the day are made to Macmillan. In 2013 154,000 people signed up to coffee morning, raising a record £20 million for charity.

There are currently 2 million people living with cancer in the UK. By 2030 there will be 4 million. Macmillan wants to make sure they’re there for all of them.

One in three of us will get cancer and  for most it will be the toughest thing we ever face. When you’re facing the toughest fight of your life, you need a team of inspiring people in your corner with you.

That’s who Macmillan are. They provide medical, emotional, practical and financial support and push for a better cancer care system. They’re the team that gives you the strength and energy to face the fight and get through it.

If you want to donate to Macmillan follow this link to their official site, or just search Macmillan.

Have a great weekend



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Lessons from an Elephant with a blue ribbon

It’s Friday – time to get our groove on!

It’s all too easy to get so wrapped up in the grind of our daily lives that we forget how to simply kick back and play, but rescued baby elephant Faa Mai is here to remind us that life is always worth celebrating. Visitors to the Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai, Thailand, witnessed this 5-year-old calf discovering just how much fun she could have with a blue elastic ribbon. Rhythmic Gymnastics – here we come!

Elephant Nature Park is operated and funded by the Save Elephant Foundation, a Thai non-profit organization that focuses its efforts on caring for the country’s captive elephant population. For almost 20 years, the park has provided a safe haven for these gorgeous animals. If you would like to donate to keep them going they’ll be able to help even more of these amazing creatures. That will be my Friday Random act of Kindness for this week.

If you could do with a smile today I urge you to check out the video and if you can, donate.

Have a great weekend 🙂

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