Liam McArthur MSP raises a cup to help people with cancer live life as fully as they can

Liam McArthur MSP for Orkney joined MSP’s from across the Scottish Parliament to raise a cup to the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.

Putting politics aside, Liam McArthur MSP joined with Janice Preston, Macmillan Head of Services in Scotland for the charity’s flagship fundraising campaign which aims to raise millions to help people with cancer live life as fully as they can.

Last year thousands of people across the UK took part in a Coffee Morning event, raising around £27m for Macmillan. This year the total raised by Coffee Morning since it began in 1991 will pass the £200m mark. The official day for World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is Friday 28th September but you can hold your own event at a time to suit you.

It couldn’t be more simple to get involved - all you need to do is get together with family, friends or colleagues over coffee and cake. You can register now for your free fundraising pack via the website - - or find a Coffee Morning near you to get involved in.

Help people with cancer live life as fully as they can and find a Macmillan Coffee Morning in your community to attend this September.


Ahead of the Coffee Afternoon in his own office this week, Mr McArthur Said:

“Alistair Carmichael MP and I would be delighted if you could join us for our international themed Macmillan Coffee event on Saturday 29 September from 12:30 to 14:30 in the Orkney Constituency Office, 14 Palace Road, Kirkwall.

“The office will be transformed for the event with small tables set with crockery, maps, flags and globes and you’ll be able to enjoy lashings of tea, coffee and as many fresh savoury and sweet home bakes and nibbles as you can eat, alongside a background of international music, and an unmissable raffle full of new prizes as well as getting to see parliamentarians in an apron!

“All proceeds raised will be donated to Macmillan Cancer Support. Please come and join us, eat home bakes, drink coffee and give generously. Two years ago we raised over £400, we’d love to beat that total this year”.


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