Mayor thanks firm for its contribution to cancer charity

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AN estate agents that raised almost £35,000 for a cancer charity in the last three years was thanked publicly by the Worthing Mayor.

Bob Smytherman congratulated staff at Worthing’s Jacobs Steel for their contribution to Macmillan Cancer Support as he attended the launch of the company’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning event.

The Mayor said: “It was a huge honour to be invited to launch this important event at one of our longest running and most successful estate agents.”

He praised the ‘significant financial contribution’ made by the firm since 2010 for such a worthwhile cause.

Jacobs Steel will join thousands of people across the UK when they take part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on September 27 to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Ashley Jacobs said: “We have held Macmillan Coffee Mornings before and it is an opportunity for all the staff to get involved with the charity, raise money and awareness for a very worthy cause.

Mr Jacobs said the company would be holding a silent auction and selling cakes as well as coffee to members of the public who call in.

He added: “We are looking forward to the event and are hoping to beat the target of £1100.00 that we raised last year.”

2013 is the 23rd year of the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning and Macmillan hopes to beat the £15m raised last year.

Macmillan’s fundraising manager for Sussex, Sarah Coxhill, said: “We want to make sure no one has to face cancer alone but we can’t do it without the amazing people who fundraise for us so we are extremely grateful to Jacobs Steel.”