Book yourself in for library coffee morning

LIBRARIES NI is inviting its customers and the general public to come along to a coffee mornings being held in Gilford Library on Friday September 30 as part of Macmillan Cancer Support World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.

The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is in its 21st year and is one of the largest fundraising events in the UK. Last year across Northern Ireland alone over 900 coffee mornings were held raising an amazing total of £180,000. This year with your help we want to make it bigger and better.

Macmillan’s fundraising manager in the area Joanne Young said: “We are delighted to have the support of Libraries NI with an impressive number of libraries taking part, to offer another way for the general public to become involved in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. Libraries serve all the community and offer a great place to access information and the services provided by Macmillan.”

Fifty-five libraries across Northern Ireland are participating in the event, ranging from large branches, including Portadown and Belfast Central, to smaller ones such as Gilford.

The Coffee morning is such a social event and it is great that the public will have the opportunity to attend events across Northern Ireland including regional areas, as a result of the involvement of Libraries NI.

Irene Knox, Chief Executive, Libraries NI, said: “Libraries NI is delighted to be hosting coffee mornings in 55 libraries in all corners of Northern Ireland for Macmillan Cancer Support, which helps improve the lives of people affected by cancer. Libraries are free, welcoming, community venues for everyone, so we would like to invite people to call into a local library on Friday 30th September and support this great charity with its work in the fight against cancer.”

The money raised during coffee morning will be used to fund vital services across Northern Ireland including the Support and Information Services available at City Hospital Belfast and the Ulster Hospital.

So book it in and pop along to your local library to raise a cuppa for Macmillan. Gilford’s coffee morning starts at 11.00am.

To take part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 30th September go to or call 028 90 708618 for further information.