Hailsham youth fight for better cancer care

Square youth at the coffee morning
Square youth at the coffee morning

THE FIGHT for better cancer care was taken on by Hailsham’s youth who raised more than £80 at a coffee and cakes morning.

Hailsham’s Square Youth Café and YMCA doubled up to raise the funds for Macmillan Cancer Support’s annual World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday, September 30.

The money raised from the coffee morning will be passed on to Macmillan and used to fund its support services for people with cancer and their families. This includes funding the Macmillan nurses and other health professionals, and the Macmillan Cancer Support helpline, which provides advice to cancer patients and their families.

Andy Joyes, youth project co-ordinator, said: “The coffee morning was an ideal opportunity for people to give generously and help raise awareness for cancer sufferers.

“We’ve done really well and I am extremely grateful to everyone who came along and made this fundraising event such a success.”

The Deputy Mayor of Hailsham, Cllr Richard Grocock, was one of several town councillors who attended the event.

He said: “I would urge all businesses, schools and community groups to consider holding their own coffee mornings or coffee evenings in the future.

“It’s a fun and easy way to raise money for such a good cause - every penny of which you raise will help people suffering from cancer.

“I’m extremely grateful to staff at the Square Youth Café and YMCA for so ably organising this event.”