Council invites you to Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning initiative

Council invites you to Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning initiative

Thu, September 21, 2023

Portballintrae village hall will once again host an annual coffee morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer this September.

If you enjoy a coffee and slice of cake, and would like to also raise valuable funds for a great cause, please come along and show your support on Friday 29th September from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.

Catherine King, Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council’s Macmillan Move More Co-ordinator, is hosting the annual event coinciding with the charity’s popular ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ initiative. All money raised on the day will help to provide vital support services for people living with cancer, including the innovative Move More project.

The Move More project was first introduced in the Causeway Coast and Glens area in June 2019. Led by Macmillan Cancer Support, a strong partnership was developed with Council, which has helped to improve the health and well-being of people living with cancer in the Borough, both physically and emotionally.

Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens, Councillor Steven Callaghan said: “Council is delighted to once again support MacMillan Cancer’s annual coffee morning.

“Living with Cancer is a reality that is so close to home for many of us, and it’s important to take a moment to reflect on the valuable support that charities such as Macmillan offer our loved ones in their time of need.

“I would encourage everyone to take the opportunity to come along to support this important cause while also enjoying a cup of tea and chat in the process.”

Council’s Macmillan Move More Co-ordinator, Catherine King, added: “I feel very privileged to help those affected by, or living with cancer, so that they become aware of the benefits of physical activity and are enabled to stay active at a level that’s right for them.

“Move More receives referrals from the point of diagnosis, through surgery, active treatment, palliative care and beyond, and so far, 350 people living in Causeway Coast and Glens have availed of its services.

“We have held annual fundraising initiatives since 2019, and in that time, we have raised an incredible £11,731 for Macmillan Cancer Support.”

The first ever Macmillan Coffee Morning happened in 1990 and since then, the Coffee Morning has raised over £290 million for Macmillan Cancer Support. Please join us at Portballintrae Village Hall on September 29th and let’s do whatever it takes to support people living with cancer - every penny counts.

People living with cancer can be referred onto Move More NI by a healthcare professional or can also self-refer onto the project.

To get involved with Move More in the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council area, contact Move More Coordinator Catherine King at or call 0759 7399 765.