By Bejay Browne
THE PUBLIC is being encouraged to host coffee mornings at home with friends to raise money for an anti cancer charity.
‘Coffee with Love,’ is a fundraising initiative which is being organised by PASYKAF for the second time in Cyprus. The scheme got underway in May and the charity is encouraging people to organise events in their homes during the month of June and July.
A PASYKAF spokesperson said: “Enjoy a cuppa with friends and family and help people living with cancer. All you have to do is sign up to host your own ‘coffee with love’ party and get together with your friends and let them make a donation to the Cyprus Association of Cancer patients and Friends.”
Coffee with love kits consist of a donation box and are returned by the host to the nearest PASYKAF office after the event.
The Paphos spokesperson for the charity said: “People can put in donations of whatever they want during the coffee morning and then we open the box and count out the money in front of the host. This is the second year we have done this.”
Paphos based radio station Rock FM thought the idea was ‘brilliant’ and is inviting the public to take part in the islandwide fund raising event by joining them for a coffee morning in the studio tomorrow.
The radio station’s ‘Coffee with Love’ experience will be broadcast live during the weekday morning show ‘The Bit in the Middle’ which is broadcast on 98.5/106.7 FM, from 10-11am.
They have extended their fund-raising event to include the Paphos cancer Patients support group, as well as PASYKAF.
Rock FM said: “We’re hoping the listeners will join us in the studio with cake and a donation in support of the Cyprus Association of Cancer patients and Friends-PASYKAF and the Paphos cancer patients support group.”
They noted: “During the broadcast, we hope to raise funds for both charities. They both do such a great job and we wanted to help.”
They added: “We would love to get as many people down to Rock FM as we can, have fun and raise some cash. So please come and join us.”
If you would like to join the radio presenters for a coffee or tea with love, please email : – [email protected], 26822073 or just turn up on the day- ROCK FM, 7, 203,Galateia Court, Galateias Street, Paphos.
Please contact PASYKAF for further information and to get hold of your ‘Coffee with love kit.”
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