Lizzie’s coffee morning in Hackney is for cancer charity close to home

A YOUNG woman whose father died of cancer when she was a little girl is holding a coffee morning at St John-at-Hackney Church to raise money for Macmillan this weekend.

Lizzie Batterbee, 24, of Homerton, has organised Sunday’s event (October 3) as part of The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, a nationwide campaign to raise money and publicity for the cancer charity.

Lizzie, who completed a seven day trek of Iceland in aid of Macmillan last summer, said she had chosen to support the charity because of her own personal experiences.

She said it helped her family after her father was diagnosed with cancer when she was eight and when he died six months later, aged 52.

“With their help, mum could make life as normal as possible for the family. For families like mine, I want to support the fantastic work of Macmillan Cancer Support,” she said.

Lizzie’s coffee morning, starting at 12 noon, coincides with the launch of a new caf� at St John’s in Lower Clapton Road and will include music, children’s’ entertainment and unveiling of artwork.