Rotherham United were delighted to help support the fantastic fundraising efforts of MacMillan Cancer Support with the hosting of a socially distanced pre-training coffee morning at their Roundwood headquarters on Thursday.
Paul Warne and a number of his Millers players displayed their backing of MacMillan’s marquee event - which officially takes place on Friday 25th September - by donning t-shirts in the signature green colourway, before ‘raising a mug’ to raise awareness for the fantastic work carried out year-round by the cancer support charity.
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The people of Rotherham raised a fantastic total just shy of £80,000 with the hosting of their own coffee mornings in 2019, but figures show that those numbers are likely to be down by 74% as a result of the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic this year.
We know that the beauty of the coffee morning is the chance to get together for a great cause, but there are still ways of hosting an event this year.
Millers boss Paul Warne has declared the day ‘calorie free’ and has encouraged fans to get online to virtually ‘raise a mug’ as we look to continue to support this fantastic charity.
Honorary Life President John Breckin raises a mug
“Last year you had an amazing effort with your MacMillan coffee mornings. You raised about £80,000, which is crucial – especially in these times because cancer hasn’t gone away,” he told www.themillers.co.uk.
“We still need to have the coffee mornings. I know this year, the coffee morning is down about 74 percent.
“If you could support please do. It’s crucial, even if you can do a FaceTime one or a Zoom one, where you’re in your house but you still have a slice of cake.
“I’ll allow you to have this one time as it’s calorie-free on a MacMillan day.
“Have a coffee. Have a chat. Please keep raising money. It’s crucial to all our lives.”
Michael Smith beams in his MacMillan t-shirt prior to some pre-training breakfast
Matt Hamshaw takes time out to proudly pose for a photo in support of the MacMillan coffee morning