Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Northwick Park and their friends and neighbours got together for their annual Macmillan Coffee morning. Claiming to be the biggest coffee morning in the world, the members of the Club contributed to the refreshments and bought tickets for a selection of super raffle prizes.
With lots of questions about Rotary and lots of Rotarians on hand, the event was a noisy one, but as you can see in the photo, everyone seemed to be having a good time.
Our thanks go to Rotary Club of Northwick Park member Helen who hosted the morning, and to all our friends and guests who appeared at various times during the morning. Last year, the event – worldwide – raised £20 million for Macmillan Nurses. We will have to wait to see if we can top that figure this year.
All Macmillan nurses are registered nurses with at least five years’ experience, including two or more years in cancer or palliative care. They complete specialist courses in managing pain and other symptoms, and in psychological support. Macmillan nurses are usually employed by the National Health Service (NHS) and their posts are funded by Macmillan for a set time, often for the first three years. After that time, the long-term funding is taken up by the NHS or other partner organisations.