People organising breakfast-time fundraisers for a cancer charity can get free milk thanks to a group of Wellingborough-based milkmen.
Britain’s Biggest Breakfast is Cancer Research UK’s fundraising campaign which is calling on supporters to host or attend a breakfast event during March, with many events taking place on Friday, March 11.
And the big-hearted team at IMC, whose depot is in Wellingborough, have pledged to supply free milk to any Britain’s Biggest Breakfast events in their delivery area when people register through the official website.
The area covers Northampton, Wellingborough, Rushden, Raunds, Stanwick, Kettering, Corby, Rothwell, Desborough, Wollaston, Bozeat, Walgrave, Orlingbury, Burton Latimer and Barton Seagrave.
The charity is encouraging people to organise a breakfast party at home, in the office or at school and invite their friends and family to make a donation to attend.
IMC owner Kevin Brown wanted to support the charity as cancer has been a part of his life since his early teens.
His mum was first diagnosed with cancer of the lymph glands in 1985 and has had regular treatment over the years to keep the disease under control.
Kevin, 49, said: “I was 13 when mum was diagnosed, for most of my life cancer has been there.
“Five years ago my best friend died of liver and lung cancer so I want to support research as much as I can.
“Mum is in remission now, she goes once a year for a check-up.
“Every now and then it rears its ugly head and they give her more treatment.
“The last time she lost her hair and it was really tough for her but the important thing is, she’s still here.
“We’re proud to be supporting Britain’s Biggest Breakfast for Cancer Research UK.
“And we’ll support our customers who do the same because it’s a fun and simple way to raise much-needed funds for a worthwhile cause.”
Cancer Research UK area spokesman Danielle Glavin said: “We’d like to thank the team at the IMC for supporting Britain’s Biggest Breakfast.
“We’re calling on local people to follow their lead this March.
“Friends, family, neighbours and colleagues can all bring something to the table – from porridge to poached eggs or muesli with lashings of milk, anything goes!
“Whether you’re serving up a breakfast spread for five or 50 people, every pound donated will help to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.
“This March, we’re hoping that kitchen tables across the county will be teaming with toast, brimming with bagels and, of course, overflowing with milk.
“It’s time to get your taste buds in gear and make your breakfast bigger and better than ever for Cancer Research UK.”
Cancer Research UK’s Britain’s Biggest Breakfast pack contains everything supporters need to plan their perfect breakfast, including posters, decorations, recipe suggestions and fundraising ideas.
To sign up and get a free fundraising pack, visit cruk.org/breakfast.