C5 Alliance are giving their backing to Macmillan Cancer Support (Jersey) to launch “Jersey’s Greatest Coffee Morning 2012”.
Together with Macmillan Cancer Support (Jersey), the Channel Island IT consultancy is encouraging local organisations, businesses and community groups, in fact anywhere that can provide a cup of coffee, to host a charity coffee morning on Friday 28th September. Alternatively if businesses have a dress down Friday, we would be thrilled if any funds collected could be donated to Macmillan Jersey.
The event will begin officially at a drinks reception held by the Lieutenant Governor at Government House on 25th September.
Brian Frith, Chairman of Macmillan Cancer Support (Jersey) said that the main aim of the event is to raise awareness of the charity amongst the people of Jersey and the generous support from C5 Alliance will enable that to happen.
‘We want to get as many local people involved in Jersey’s Greatest Coffee Morning. Anybody can take part and we would like to encourage everyone to have a cup of coffee on this day for our worthwhile cause.
Trish Broughton Fundraising and Events Coordinator said that on Friday 28th September ‘We will be putting up banners and balloons in St Helier where staff and volunteers will be available to talk about the work the charity does to help raise awareness.
Sponsorship of the local event was a natural fit for C5 Alliance. The company delivers to a selection of their clients a package of freshly ground coffee beans or tea in a variety of flavours each month rather than the more traditional business practice of sending a gift at Christmas.
‘The team at the Macmillan Jersey Cancer Information and Support Centre and the Palliative Care Nurse Specialists at the Hospital do a brilliant job supporting and caring for cancer patients, their friends and families on the island. We are very pleased to have formed a partnership with them and to assist with their fundraising and awareness campaign through this coffee morning event,’ said Rob Leader, C5’s Chief Operating Officer.
‘Most people have a cup of coffee or tea every day so we want to encourage the islands businesses and community groups of whatever size to get together to enjoy their beverages together in aid of Macmillan Jersey,’ he said.
C5 Alliance will host a coffee morning at their Anley Street offices on 28th September and will be creating bespoke mugs to hand out to attendees displaying the C5 Alliance and Macmillan Jersey logos.
Anyone wishing to host a coffee morning can download the registration form at: www.macmillanjersey.com or www.c5alliance.com/News/Pages/MacMillan.aspx