Councillors and senior staff of Manchester City Council will take time out from serving the public to serve tea and coffee at a charity coffee morning on Friday (28 September).
Those helping to serve drinks at the event being held as part of the World's Biggest Coffee Morning to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support will include Councillor Basil Curley, Executive member for health.
The event will be held in the magnificent setting of the Sculpture Hall in Manchester Town Hall between 10am and 3pm. The staff behind the idea have held coffee mornings for the last two years for staff only, raising a total of £850 for Macmillan. This year they decided to make it a public event and hope to raise £1,000.
The local government staff trade union Unison is sponsoring the event by providing the tea, coffee and biscuits so every penny taken on the day will go to Macmillan. The organisers suggest a donation of £1 for a drink and biscuit.
Visitors will be able to see statues of conductor Sir Charles Hallé; anti-Corn-Law League campaigners Richard Cobden and John Bright plus the remarkable triptych of the celebrated Hallé Orchestra conductor Sir John Barbirolli.
Councillor Curley said: "Macmillan Cancer Support provides help to thousands of people in the north west and across the country so I hope anyone in the city on the day will pop in for a drink, a chat and a look at our fabulous Town Hall.
"The staff involved in organising this event have made money for this good cause over the last two years and we hope that inviting the public this year will make it even more enjoyable and successful."
For more information about Macmillan Cancer Support visit www.macmillan.org.uk
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