Stroud MP Siobhan Baillie dropped into the Old Badger pub in Eastington this morning to have coffee and cake in support of Macmillan Cancer Support’s annual Coffee Morning fundraising event.

Landlords Mark and Heather Frazer hosted the event and Siobhan visited to support the charity, which does so much to help those with cancer and their loved ones. She also urged people to do all they can to support the wider charity sector during the pandemic.

“It was fun to eat cake for breakfast in the pub to support of this great charity on its big fundraising day,” said Siobhan.

“Thanks to Heather and Mark for ensuring the event took place. Coffee and cake was available all day for this wonderful cause. The couple have also been fantastic during the pandemic, arranging 1000s of free meals for the vulnerable during lockdown.

“Many charities have seen their fundraising efforts severely disrupted by the virus and donations have decreased too. This is going to have a long-term effect on many good causes, including crucial research into cancer and support for its victims.

“As Macmillan has said: it’s vitally important to have events like the Coffee Morning during Coronavirus, otherwise we run the risk cancer becomes the forgotten “c” in this crisis.”