Next Friday, 25th September, socially distanced or virtually, join the nation to celebrate the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan, to support those living with cancer.
We all know someone who has been affected by cancer in some way. Age and gender don’t make us immune, but early detection can save lives. If something doesn’t feel quite right, it’s important not to put off getting it checked.
Did you know these cancer statistics?
- There are approximately 367,000 new cancer cases in the UK every year, that’s around 1,000 every day
- More than 1 in 3 people will develop some form of cancer in their lifetime
- 38% of cancer cases are preventable
- Since the early 1990s, incidence rates for all cancers combined have increased by more than a tenth (12%) in the UK
- UK cancer cases are ranked higher than 90% of the world
- Smoking is the largest cause of cancer in the UK, accounting for 15% of all cancer cases
Nothing stops a coffee morning!
Join Macmillan Cancer Support for the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on 25th September to raise awareness and much needed funds.
Take 30 minutes with your team to raise a cuppa and have a slice of cake, host lattes in your garden (with government guidelines in place) or hold a coffee morning your way and have some fun. Register at https://coffee.macmillan.org.uk/ for your free fundraising kit, which includes bunting, a tablecloth, cake flags, virtual backgrounds, recipes and more, as well as showing you where you can donate. Send your photo’s showing your fundraising efforts for this amazing cause to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Although making healthy lifestyle choices and maintaining a healthy weight can’t guarantee cancer prevention, it might reduce your risk. Make yourself a priority and check your body regularly. Paying attention to the needs of your body will go a long way towards maintaining good health throughout the year. Check out this cancer awareness factsheet for hints and tips on making those all-important lifestyle changes.
Peer-to-peer support – Talk2Us
A problem shared is a problem halved. Whether you’re working in our factories, from home, or supporting the business on furlough, you can get access to the emotional and social support you need. Chat in confidence with our volunteer colleagues about whatever might be on your mind.
Call 01246 385290 or email Talk2Us@greencore.com Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 4.30pm.
Help and support with GroceryAid
Do you need advice with health problems or emotional or financial support? You’re not alone. Get the help you need through Grocery Aid’s free, confidential 24/7 helpline: 08088 021 122.
Let’s make cancer part of our everyday conversations and together we can help beat it sooner.