Cancer charity cancels meeting to drum up support in Honiton

PUBLISHED: 11:53 25 August 2009 | UPDATED: 00:01 16 June 2010

MACMILLAN Cancer Support has cancelled an event in Honiton which aimed to promote the World s Biggest Coffee Morning.

MACMILLAN Cancer Support has cancelled an event in Honiton which aimed to promote the World's Biggest Coffee Morning.

The charity hoped to drum up more support for the annual event during a preview meeting, due to be held at Montgomery's Hotel on Thursday.

However, Macmillan spokesman Calvin Lovelock said lack of support meant the event had to be cancelled.

"There were plenty of people to invite," he said.

"But we had a poor response, because people were either away or entertaining family.

"I wouldn't rule out the possibility of trying it again in the future."

Mr Lovelock believed bad timing was to blame for the lack of support, with the event planned to take place during the school summer holiday.

However, it's not all bad news for Macmillan. Elain Montgomery, of Montgomery's Hotel, has agreed to take part in the World's Biggest Coffee Morning on September 25.


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