By Islay McColl

Jackie Baillie is calling on people across Dumbarton, the Vale of Leven, Balloch, Helensburgh and Lomond to dust off their aprons and get involved in this year’s Macmillan Coffee Morning to raise invaluable funds.

The Dumbarton constituency MSP recently met with Kate Seymour, from Macmillan Cancer Support to hear more about the important work the charity does to support people with cancer and their families.

The annual Macmillan Coffee Morning is a vital part of fundraising for the charity to enable its services to continue with over £710,000 raised last year alone. Jackie is planning a coffee morning with her colleague, Paul O’Kane MSP in the Scottish Parliament.

Jackie Baillie said:  “This year, Macmillan Coffee Morning is on Friday 30 September. Whether it’s a traybake with pals in the garden, a virtual coffee morning online, or a cuppa and cake in the office, hold yours however and whenever you like. There are so many reasons to host a Coffee Morning – whatever your reason, it’s a great one! Every coffee morning has the power to raise vital pounds for Macmillan Cancer Support.”

Kate Seymour, Macmillan Cancer Support said: “Last year, people hosted coffee mornings across Scotland and raised over £710,000 which was amazing. It helped us to provide much needed support, including Macmillan grants to over 4,000 people in Scotland. Whether you host a coffee morning or join in, every penny raised helps Macmillan to provide the local services that people living with cancer desperately need, especially at the moment.”

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