Milko helps raise the moolah!
WHETHER you prefer porridge or muesli, scrambled eggs or cereal, your breakfast can help bring something to the table in terms of support for Cancer Research UK.
The charity is calling on people across the region to sign up to join Britain’s Biggest Breakfast, a campaign to help fund cancer research.
And one who is certain to be helping raise some valuable moolah is local milk company, IMC. The Independent Milk Co – based in Wellingborough – has pledged to supply free milk to Britain’s Biggest Breakfast events in its delivery area.
Danielle Glavin, Cancer Research UK spokesperson, said: “We’d like to thank the team at the Independent Milk Co for supporting Britain’s Biggest Breakfast.
“We’re calling on local people to follow their lead this month. Friends, family, neighbours and colleagues can all bring something to the table – from porridge to poached eggs or muesli with lashings of milk, 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.
“This month, we’re hoping that kitchen tables across the county will be teaming with toast, brimming with bagels and, of course, overflowing with milk. It’s time to get your taste buds in gear and make your breakfast bigger and better than ever for Cancer Research UK.”
The big-hearted team at IMC deliver milk across Corby, Kettering and everywhere in between, are calling on local men and women to serve up lashings of milk and cereal and become breakfast heroes for the charity.
Posing with ‘Britain’s Biggest Breakfast’ milk bottles and mugs, the fundraising milkmen and IMC’s office staff are encouraging local people to put on an event to help beat cancer sooner.
They’ve pledged to supply free milk to any Britain’s Biggest Breakfast events in their delivery area when people register through the official website (cruk.org/breakfast) – the area covers: Northampton, Wellingborough, Rushden, Raunds, Stanwick, Kettering, Corby, Rothwell, Desborough, Wollaston, Bozeat, Olney, Creaton, Walgrave, Orlingbury, Burton Latimer and Barton Seagrave.
Britain’s Biggest Breakfast for Cancer Research UK is a fundraising campaign which calls on supporters to host or attend a breakfast event on Friday March 11, or any time during the month.
The charity is encouraging people to organise a breakfast party at home, in the office or at school and invite their friends and family to make a donation to attend.
Kevin Brown, the owner of IMC, wanted to support the charity as cancer has been a part of his life since his early teens. The 49-year-old’s mum was first diagnosed with cancer of the lymph glands in 1985 and has had regular treatment over the years to keep the disease under control.
“Mum is in remission now, she goes once a year for a check-up. Every now and then it rears its ugly head and they give her more treatment. The last time she lost her hair and it was really tough for her but the important thing is, she’s still here.
“We’re proud to be supporting Britain’s Biggest Breakfast for Cancer Research UK. And we’ll support our customers who do the same because it’s a fun and simple way to raise much-needed funds for a worthwhile cause.”
Cancer Research UK’s Britain’s Biggest Breakfast pack is available here: cruk.org/breakfast and contains everything supporters need to plan their breakfast event, including posters, decorations, recipe suggestions and fundraising ideas.
Pictured – PINTS OF SUPPORT: Kevin Brown (above) has pledged that his company will help raise cash for Cancer Research UK. In the team picture are, back row (from left) Ash Knighton, Nick Calvert, Steve Saunders, Haydn Abbott, Steve Johnstone, Chris Cordiner. Front, Louise Brown, Victoria Carey. In the van: Kevin Brown.