East Midlands-based coffee specialist Cherizena has launched a special blend of coffee to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.
All profits from the sale of the full-flavoured coffee blend will be donated to Macmillan Cancer Support and will be used to help cancer patients and their families in the region.
“We have all been touched by cancer and know from first-hand what a wonderful job Macmillan Cancer Support do, so we are hoping our customers will help us to help them,” said Kate Jones, who runs Cherizena Coffee, which is based at Wartnaby on the Leicestershire/Nottinghamshire border.
“All profits from the sale of this coffee will be donated directly to Macmillan to help their invaluable work.”
The Macmillan coffee is a special blend from Central American and African coffees, resulting in a smooth and refreshing coffee that’s perfect for all-day drinking.
Cherizena Coffee, which sells premium, speciality and flavoured coffee online and via mail order, is a family run business which supplies to trade customers as well as consumers. Its agents are a familiar sight at events and markets across the country.
Jo Anne Wilson, fundraising manager at Leicestershire & Rutland Macmillan Cancer Support said: “More than one in three of us will get cancer. For most of us it will be the toughest fight we ever face. And the feelings of isolation and loneliness that so many people experience make it even harder.
“But you don’t have to go through it alone. The Macmillan team is with you every step of the way. We are very grateful that Cherizena is supporting us by launching a special coffee, and we would like to thank the team and their customers for their generous help.”
Every day 910 people are diagnosed with cancer, 42 of them in the East Midlands.
In the last couple of years, Macmillan Cancer Support has invested in Leicestershire with the opening of the new information centre based at the Leicester Royal Infirmary in the Osbourne building. The expansion of the centre has meant a more welcoming and open environment for people to seek information and support face to face, with cancer information specialists on hand to talk to about any concerns that patients may have. More than 6,000 people have benefited from this facility since the doors opened in 2012.
In 2013, Macmillan supported many Leicestershire families who were struggling with the cost of cancer. More than £111,000 was given out to families in the county to help with things like heating costs and everyday items that make life a little easier, for instance a new washing machine to cope with the extra loads that might be needed.
“Macmillan rely on support from the public to fund their services to make sure no-one should face cancer alone and Cherizena customers will be helping us to achieve that,” said Jo Anne Wilson. “By supporting the Cherizena Macmillan Brand coffee all profits will be donated, helping Macmillan support our communities.”
The Cherizena Macmillan Cancer Support blend is available via www.cherizena.co.uk and costs £3 for a 115g pack. Customers can choose either beans or ground coffee, with the option of fine, medium or coarse grind – depending on the equipment used to make coffee.
For more information or to order visit www.cherizena.co.uk
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