Published: 06:00, 23 September 2020
This week marks the annual Macmillan Cancer Support Coffee Morning.
On Friday, September 25, the charity hopes people will bake cakes and have a cup of coffee in person or virtually to raise funds.
But this year, the charity says: “This September, or whenever works best. Socially distanced or virtual. We need you more than ever, to help the millions living with cancer.”
Normal People actress Daisy Edgar-Jones, James Bond star Naomie Harris and BBC DJ Fearne Cotton have backed the appeal as the charity warns it faces a huge funding drop.
The celebrities appeared in a socially distanced photo series to mark the 30th anniversary of Macmillan’s flagship campaign, which usually brings people together in cafes, shops, schools, offices and hospitals every September.
Edgar-Jones, who won widespread acclaim for her portrayal of Marianne in BBC drama Normal People, encouraged people to take part in any way they can, including virtually or by following social distancing guidelines.
“Macmillan is always there for those of us who need support, and now more than ever they need our help to do their vital work.
“Having a coffee morning for Macmillan is a fun and easy way to raise money for a great cause and, even though this year things are a little different, it’s still important that we have a cuppa for Macmillan if we can, wherever we are, and give them our love and support.”
Harris, who reprises her role as Eve Moneypenny in the upcoming James Bond film No Time To Die, added: “Macmillan Cancer Support needs our support now more than ever.”
For details go to coffee.macmillan.org.uk