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Come for coffee in memory of Susan
From left, Charlotte Wilbraham, Gail Wilbraham, Matthew Gould, Macmillan fundraising volunteer, Archie Wilbraham, and Natalie Wilbraham publicise the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning
THE family of a Premiership footballer are to host a fundraising coffee morning at their Knutsford home on Saturday.
Gail Wilbraham, mother of Crystal Palace striker Aaron Wilbraham, decided to get on board with this year’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning event to remember Susan Shanks, Gail’s sister and Aaron’s auntie.
Susan lost her fight with breast cancer 21 years ago, and her family hope to raise as much money as they can for Macmillan Cancer Support, which helped her in her hour of need.
“My sister was incredibly stunning; she was a model and ran for Cheshire – we are all so proud of her,” said Gail.
“From the moment my sister was diagnosed with cancer Macmillan and their incredible nurses were there to support her.
“More than that, Macmillan provided an entire support network to help our family as a whole to cope with my sister’s cancer journey.”
The family have set a target of £150 at the event to help Macmillan raise more than £15 million and make this year’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning their biggest yet.
Sarah Page, Macmillan fundraising manager for Knutsford, said: “I’m sure that Gail and the entire Wilbraham family will have a fantastic coffee morning.
“The funds that the family and our supporters raise are vital in maintaining the provision of our local services.”
The idea behind the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is that people hold their own coffee morning in their homes, work places or local community.
They ask for donations in return for drinks and cakes and then pass on the proceeds to Macmillan.
Sarah added: “Although the official World’s Biggest Coffee Morning day is Friday September 27, Macmillan is happy for people to hold events on a day that suits them, just like the Wilbrahams.
“You don’t even need to have coffee. All we want is for people to do something they can enjoy with people they want to spend time with while raising some money for Macmillan.”
To find out more about the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning visit macmillan.org/coffee or call 0845 602 1246.
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