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September 2011: Press Release - Fireproof PR

World’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Macmillan Cancer Support!

Plymouth based Public Relations Consultancy, Fireproof PR and Wed design firm, dv8:media are holding a coffee morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support on the 30th September at Tamar Science Park.

Emma Taynton-Young, co-owner of Fireproof PR recently lost her father after a two-year battle with Cancer and Adrian Saunders, director at DV8:media also lost his mum, Jean Saunders, to cancer 8 years ago. After seeing the great work that the Macmillan nurses do, they both decided to hold a fundraiser to give something back to the charity.

Sian Harris, a fundraising manager for Macmillan Cancer Support said: “We are delighted that Fireproof PR is hosting a World’s Biggest Coffee Morning and raising vital funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. We rely on support from local companies to continue providing services such as The Mustard Tree Macmillan Cancer Support Centre at Derriford Hospital. All the money raised by the Fireproof PR coffee morning will help local people affected by cancer.”

The event will be taking place in the Babyliss Reception of the Tamer Science Park at 10am where they will be serving a special ‘Macmillan Blend’ of organic coffee, kindly provided by Devon’s only organic coffee roasters, Owens of Modbury.

At 11:30am they will take this special Blend and their fabulous espresso cart to The Mustard Tree Macmillan Centre at Derriford Hospital, to serve staff and nurses who spend their day serving and helping others.
Emma Taynton-Young said: “Like many things in life, people do not understand just how amazing the services Macmillan provides are, until they experience it firsthand.

When my Dad was told that he would lose his fight with cancer, I knew I needed to prepare my children for his death. Macmillan nurses talked to me about my concerns and gave me great comfort and advice about talking to children about cancer and death. I would not have been able to support my boys through the incredibly difficult time in the run up to and weeks after Dad’s death without the support from Macmillan. It’s a brilliant organisation.”

Many other local residents and businesses are taking part in this exciting event and Fireproof PR is expecting a great turn-out for such a worthwhile and important cause.

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