Fundraisers are challenging people to join in with Britain’s Biggest Breakfast for Cancer Research UK.
Mark Porter, Local Fundraising Manager for the charity in St Helen’s, has launched the fundraising campaign by hosting a pyjama day and staging breakfast in bed with colleagues.
Now the team are calling on residents to come up with their own special menu to help beat cancer sooner.
Britain’s Biggest Breakfast takes places on March 11 but supporters can host or attend a breakfast anytime during the month at home, work or school.
Mark said: “Many members of our team have family or friends who’ve been personally affected by cancer so we really wanted to inspire people to host their own breakfast event and help more people survive.
“Hosting a breakfast event is a really fun and simple way to raise much-needed funds to beat cancer sooner. Friends, family, neighbours and colleagues can all bring something to the table - from porridge to poached eggs, anything goes!
“Whether you’re serving up a breakfast spread for five or 50 people, every pound donated will help to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.”
Every day, 110 people are diagnosed with cancer in the North West region. That’s why Cancer Research UK is calling on people across the region to sign up for their free fundraising pack now.
The charity receives no government funding for its research but, with help from supporters, the charity is fighting the disease on all fronts.
Cancer survival rates have doubled since the 1970s and Cancer Research UK’s work has been at the heart of that progress.
Mark added: “One in two people in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer at some stage in their lives. Thanks to advances in research more people are surviving than ever before, but there’s still more work to be done. That’s why we need more people to show their support and help us to fund life-saving research.
“This March, we’re hoping that kitchen tables across St Helen’s will be teaming with toast, brimming with bagels and packed with porridge. It’s time to get your taste buds in gear and make your breakfast bigger and better than ever for Cancer Research UK.”
Cancer Research UK’s Britain’s Biggest Breakfast pack contains everything supporters need to plan their perfect breakfast, including posters, decorations, recipe suggestions and fundraising ideas.
To sign up for a free fundraising pack, visit www.cruk.org/breakfast.