Peugeot dealerships around the UK will be taking part in the world’s biggest coffee morning to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Relief on 27 September, by inviting customers and the local community to join them in a cup of ‘coffee aid’.
Peugeot supports Macmillan as its corporate charity and is hoping to raise more than £250,000 for Macmillan in 2002. Almost all of Peugeot’s 360 dealerships will be hosting one of these events.
Everyone attending one of the dealership events will have the opportunity to enter a special coffee morning quiz to win a stylish 206 SW, which has all the practicality of an estate with all the character and looks of the popular 206 hatchback.
Robert Browett, Manager of Public Affairs at Peugeot said: "We have supported Macmillan as our corporate charity since last year and hope that by encouraging our dealerships to join in with this nationwide event, we can help Macmillan raise as much money as possible to assist people living with cancer."
Fund raising coffee events will also be staged during the morning by a number of departments at Aldermoor House, Coventry, the UK headquarters of Peugeot Motor Company.
Last year 30,000 coffee mornings around the country raised £3.2 million, and were held everywhere from offices to mine shafts, homes to mountain tops. This year an anticipated 1.5 million people around the UK will be attending one of these events.
In the UK, four out of ten people will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives. Money raised through the coffee mornings will help Macmillan Cancer Relief to fund specialist Macmillan nurses and doctors who deliver the best in cancer care; build vitally needed treatment centres; give financial help to those who need it most, and provide a wide range of cancer information, both locally and nationally.
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