DURING one of its many successful fund raising effort members of the Macmillan Cancer Support took part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning back in 2007.

At Macmillan they are a vital source of support, providing practical, medical, emotional, and financial support.

Macmillan is also a force for change; listening to people affected by cancer and working together for better cancer care.

The charity campaigns for a better deal for people affected by cancer, now and in the future.

"We want everyone with cancer to receive the same level of care regardless of who they are and where they live," says Cumbrian organiser Barbara Sharpe.

"We will challenge inequalities, push for change and make sure that cancer stays a priority for the government."

One in three of us will get cancer, 1.2 million of us are living with it and we are all affected by cancer.

The World's biggest coffee morning is one the UK's largest fundraising events with an estimated two million people raising their mugs for Macmillan in 2006.

The year's event took place on Friday, September 28, 2007.

The public were welcomed to register for the events in June that year and receive free fundraising packs, decide on a suitable location, at their offices, at their schools or at home then invite their friends to make donations.

Donations were done in exchange for food, snacks and refreshing drinks.

In Spring of that year Macmillan redoubled its efforts to raise funds for cancer suffers in South Cumbria.

Latest figures, from leading advise services of that year, revealed that people who died from it without making a will averaged at the age of 69.

By comparison, people who have made a will and left a gift to charity die at the average age of 82.

Victorian Harrison, Macmillan Cancer Support's legacy officer said: "This is one of those strange but true facts that really make you think. There could be all kinds of factors involved, but having the peace of mind of knowing you affairs are in order might well have something to do with."