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Southwark Mayor supports Macmillan charity coffee morning

The Mayor of Southwark joined staff and patients at St Thomas' Hospital on Friday for the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Southwark Mayor supports Macmillan charity coffee morning
Cllr Abdul Mohamed with Betty Davis

Southwark's Mayor Cllr Abdul Mohamed crossed the borough boundary into Lambeth to attend the coffee morning organised by staff nurse Betty Davis, a long-term supporter of Macmillan, at St Thomas' Hospital.

The event was one of around 150,000 held across the UK.

Judy Spence, Macmillan's area fundraising manager in South London, said: "The World's Biggest Coffee Morning was a fantastic success. I would like to thank everyone who took part.

"It was a great event, and once again the people in south London got behind us whole-heartedly, helping us raise thousands of pounds to fund our services.

"We want to make sure no one has to face cancer alone but we can't do it without the amazing people who fundraise for us so we are so grateful to all those who helped make this year's event such a success."

Macmillan has funded a Macmillan GP in Southwark for three years. He will work with GPs and other healthcare professionals to improve the knowledge of the signs and symptoms of cancer, increase uptake of screenings and provide better information and support to patients and their families.

Other local coffee mornings were organised by Finch Fancies in Spa Gardens and the Founders Arms pub on Bankside.

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