A CANCER charity has launched an appeal for everybody in Staffordshire to help it raise over £15m - by drinking coffee and eating cake.
Macmillan Cancer Support wants this year's World's Biggest Coffee Morning to be the biggest ever.
The charity is hoping over 2,000 coffee mornings will take place across Staffordshire, attracting hundreds of people and raising over £200,000 Across the UK Macmillan hopes to raise over £15m from the event to beat last year's total.
Local supporters have already signed up for this year's coffee morning event including Meerbrook WI, Leek United Building, Society, Leek Post and Times, Beech Dene Residential Home, Francesco Group in Leek.
Macmillan's fundraising manager for Staffordshire, Bev Smith, said: "We want to make sure no one has to face cancer alone but we can't do it without the amazing people who fundraise for us.
"Last year we raised a record-breaking amount of money form the World's Biggest Coffee Morning and we really hope we can repeat that again this year.
"We're asking people to once again invite their friends, relatives or workmates to come for coffee and help support Macmillan.
“It's a fun and easy way to raise money to help Macmillan be there for people with cancer and their families when they need us most.
“The money raised from the World's Biggest Coffee Morning is used to fund services such as our wonderful Macmillan Nurses, Patient Grants and our Information Line.
"Sadly the number of people being diagnosed with cancer is increasing every year and that means Macmillan's support for people living with cancer is in more demand than ever.
"Every pound raise in events like World's Biggest Coffee Morning will help us fund our vital services."
The official World's Biggest Coffee Morning day is on September 27 but events can be held any time.
There are several ways to take part in the World's Biggest Coffee Morning.
To host a coffee morning, in your home, workplace, community group, etc simply register online now at www.coffee.macmillan.org.uk or call 0845 602 1246.
People who aren't organising an event can always go along and support a local event or donate online.
To find a public Coffee Morning in your local area please visit the Coffee Map at c o f - fee.macmillan.org.uk/how/fi nd. With the support of local people, Macmillan in Staffordshire hope to make this year bigger and better than last year.