Henderson Group supermarkets across Northern Ireland are boiling the kettle in preparation for their annual Community Coffee Morning next month.

The event, which is being held in partnership with Cancer Fund for Children will kick off September’s Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, to raise vital funds for the charity and its thousands of users across Northern Ireland.

While the charity works hard to fundraise all year round, Cancer Fund for Children places a special focus on raising awareness and funds during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. The theme for this year is ‘More Than a Month’ through which the charity wants to convey that for families affected, the impact of childhood cancer is felt for more than just a month.

On Saturday 3rd September, a number of EUROSPAR and ViVOXTRA stores across the country will welcome shoppers to enjoy coffee, tea and sweet treats for a donation towards the organisation.

Cancer Fund for Children works with families to empower, connect and strengthen young people with cancer by providing social and emotional support they cannot get elsewhere. The money raised will help Cancer Fund for Children continue their essential work, ensuring no child faces cancer alone.

Phil Alexander, CEO Cancer Fund for Children commented, “September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and this month alone; another 12 children and young people will be diagnosed with cancer in Northern Ireland. In a matter of seconds, life will be turned upside down for these families.

“Cancer Fund for Children understands the devastating impact a childhood cancer diagnosis has on the entire family and is here to ensure they don’t have to face cancer alone.

“We would encourage as many people as possible to support this year’s EUROSPAR and ViVOXTRA Community Coffee Morning which will raise vital funds to help us support hundreds of families living with cancer in their home, in hospital and at our therapeutic centre, Daisy Lodge in Newcastle Co. Down.”

EUROSPAR has partnered with the charity since 2011 and Bronagh Luke, Head of Corporate Marketing at Henderson Group, which owns the brand in Northern Ireland, feels it is important the stores continue their passion and dedication to this charity, “Our coffee mornings are always a big hit with local shoppers, and we love being able to organise such a great day with families in the community.

“Since the beginning of our partnership, we have raised almost £1.5M for Cancer Fund for Children and with the help of our incredible customers, £144,000 of that total has come from our annual coffee mornings which began in 2017.

“We are really looking forward to the event and this year we would love to reach £200k raised for the charity from our coffee mornings alone, and we know our store teams and shoppers will do all they can to help us meet our goal for this amazing charity.”

For more on the EUROSPAR Community Coffee Morning and their work with Cancer Fund for Children, visit https://www.eurosparni.co.uk/community/cancer-fund-for-children/