Communities welcome to pop in for a coffee that means more

It’s the biggest Community Coffee Morning in Northern Ireland as local bakers and brewers gear up to prepare coffees and traybakes that will mean more on Saturday 14 March.

For the fourth year, over 60 EUROSPAR and VIVOXTRA supermarkets and their teams will host a Community Coffee Morning in aid of Cancer Fund for Children, with selected stores putting on fun and games for all the family to raise money for a very important cause.

Over the past nine years, Cancer Fund for Children has received over £1 million raised by our staff and shoppers, with every penny going towards helping families and young people in Northern Ireland living with cancer, like Nichola and Alannah Mills who helped launch the event for 2020.

Nichola was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in 2016 when her daughter Alannah was just four weeks old. She is also mum to Luke (19), Kelsey (12), Georgia-Leigh (9) and Ryley (6). Alannah is now three years old.

Nichola commented; “I would encourage everyone to go out and support the coffee morning as I have been in the unfortunate position of thinking: ‘where do I turn, who’s going to help us, what do we do, how are we going to manage, what about the kids?’. I really valued the support from Cancer Fund for Children as they just lifted a weight off our shoulders.

“You never know when you might need the support and I hope no one ever does, but when you get a diagnosis you feel so alone. With this support you know there’s someone there who can help you and your family through it. The services they offer are just amazing…I’ve never seen anything like it in my life, I just urge everyone to go out and support it.”

Jade Manning, Brand Manager at Henderson Group which owns the EUROSPAR and VIVOXTRA brands in Northern Ireland added; “It is such a privilege to be able to help families like the Mills through our continued partnership with Cancer Fund for Children.

“We have raised over £150,000 through our Community Coffee Mornings alone and we’ve recently surpassed the £1 million milestone which is an incredible achievement. We’re so thankful to our retailers and shoppers for their continued support and kind donations.”

In participating supermarkets, families can come along to enjoy face painting and games, and tasty complimentary buns, cakes and traybakes from SPAR’s enjoy local range, as well as homemade treats baked by the store staff, who have made the partnership a huge success.

Barista Bar coffee will also be available in exchange for a donation in store towards the charity, while those who can’t make it in-store to support the initiative can do so by donating below:

Alex Murdock, Corporate Fundraiser at Cancer Fund for Children added; “EUROSPAR and VIVOXTRA staff and shoppers have been overwhelmingly generous over the past nine years, which is evident in passing the £1 million milestone. We’re really looking forward to the Community Coffee Morning 2020 and to meeting more families during the mornings of fun planned across Northern Ireland.”

See where your nearest Coffee Morning is taking place:

Smyths EUROSPAR Ballymoney Saturday 14th March 10am - 2pm
McVeigh's EUROSPAR Warrenpoint Saturday 14th March 10am - 2pm
EUROSPAR Rasharkin Saturday 14th March 10am - 2pm
Fullans Supermarkets Portglenone Saturday 14th March 10am - 2pm
EUROSPAR Armagh Saturday 14th March 10am - 2pm
Casey's EUROSPAR Crossmaglen Saturday 14th March 10am - 2pm
EUROSPAR Banbridge Saturday 14th March 10am - 2pm
EUROSPAR Carrickmore Saturday 14th March 10am - 2pm
Mulkerns EUROSPAR Newry Saturday 14th March 10am - 2pm
EUROSPAR Cushendall Saturday 14th March 10am - 2pm
EUROSPAR Maghera Saturday 14th March 10am - 2pm
EUROSPAR Hatfield Saturday 14th March 10am - 2pm
EUROSPAR Moneymore Saturday 14th March 10am - 2pm
O'Hares EUROSPAR Mayobridge Saturday 14th March 10am - 2pm
EUROSPAR Garvagh Saturday 14th March 10am - 2pm
EUROSPAR Draperstown Saturday 14th March 10am - 2pm
EUROSPAR Drumaness Saturday 14th March 10am - 2pm
Swift's EUROSPAR Lisnaskea Saturday 14th March 10am - 2pm
EUROSPAR JC Stewart Saturday 14th March 10am - 2pm
EUROSPAR Rathfriland Saturday 14th March 10am - 2pm
EUROSPAR Skeoge Saturday 14th March 10am - 2pm
EUROSPAR Rathmor Saturday 14th March 10am - 2pm
EUROSPAR Enniskillen Saturday 14th March 10am - 2pm
EUROSPAR Ballyhackamore  Saturday 14th March 10am - 2pm
EUROSPAR Ladas Drive  Saturday 14th March 10am - 2pm
EUROSPAR Glenwell Saturday 14th March 10am - 2pm
EUROSPAR Rathgael Road  Saturday 14th March 10am - 2pm
EUROSPAR Ashbury Saturday 14th March 10am - 2pm
EUROSPAR Carrowdore Saturday 14th March 10am - 2pm
EUROSPAR Dundonald  Saturday 14th March 10am - 2pm
EUROSPAR Carrickfergus Milestone Saturday 14th March 10am - 2pm
EUROSPAR Saintfield Road, Lisburn Saturday 14th March 10am - 2pm
EUROSPAR Ranfurly  Saturday 14th March 10am - 2pm
EUROSPAR Lagan Valley Saturday 14th March 10am - 2pm
EUROSPAR Cullybackey Saturday 14th March 10am - 2pm
EUROSPAR Hillcrest, Portrush Saturday 14th March 10am - 2pm
EUROSPAR Donegall Road Saturday 14th March 10am - 2pm
EUROSPAR Rossdowney Park Saturday 14th March 10am - 2pm
EUROSPAR Greencastle Street, Kilkeel Saturday 14th March 10am - 2pm
EUROSPAR Newcastle Road, Kilkeel Saturday 14th March 10am - 2pm
EUROSPAR Ardglass Saturday 14th March 10am - 2pm
EUROSPAR Crossgar Saturday 14th March 10am - 2pm
EUROSPAR Brackenvale Saturday 14th March 10am - 2pm
EUROSPAR Crumlin Saturday 14th March 10am - 2pm
EUROSPAR Dromara Saturday 14th March 10am - 2pm
EUROSPAR Clough Saturday 14th March 10am - 2pm
EUROSPAR Hardford Link Saturday 14th March 10am - 2pm
EUROSPAR Moat Street, Donaghadee Saturday 14th March 10am - 2pm
EUROSPAR Lurgan Saturday 14th March 10am - 2pm
EUROSPAR Rathcoole Saturday 14th March 10am - 2pm
EUROSPAR Templepatrick  Saturday 14th March 10am - 2pm
EUROSPAR Portadown Saturday 14th March 10am - 2pm
EUROSPAR Maghaberry Saturday 14th March 10am - 2pm
EUROSPAR Wallace Village Saturday 14th March 10am - 2pm
EUROSPAR Victoria Road Saturday 14th March 10am - 2pm
EUROSPAR Portaferry Saturday 14th March 10am - 2pm
EUROSPAR Moundview  Saturday 14th March 10am - 2pm

 

EUROSPAR Ballycastle Saturday 14th March 10am - 2pm

EUROSPAR Lagmore

Saturday 14th March 10am - 2pm
EUROSPAR Dungiven Saturday 14th March 10am - 2pm
EUROSPAR Moy Saturday 14th March 10am - 2pm
Creighton's EUROSPAR Finaghy Saturday 14th March 10am - 2pm

 

 

*EUROSPAR Fintona Friday 20th March 10am - 2pm