Darius: spill the beans and help Macmillan

BEARSDEN Music star Darius Campbell is urging people across East Dunbartonshire to buy a virtual coffee for charity.

The platinum selling artist took a break from his big band tour of the UK to encourage locals to take part in the new fundraising initiative to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Macmillan is asking people to donate £3 to the charity as part of their World’s Biggest Coffee Morning event which took place on September 24.

Thousands of people across the country took part in the event but the charity is asking those who weren’t able to help to show their support by donating the price of a coffee by texting BEANS to 70123.

Singing star Darius said: “Sadly almost everyone has been affected by cancer in some way and the statistics show that more people are being diagnosed with the illness every year.

“The work done by Macmillan is absolutely essential and the need for the charity’s services is increasing.

“Macmillan is almost entirely funded by public donations so I would urge everyone to donate the price of a coffee to Macmillan.

“It will only take a minute and all the money raised will be used to help people with cancer and their families.”

Macmillan hopes to raise around £8m from the text donations and from the thousands of World’s Biggest Coffee Morning events that took place across the UK on September 24.

The money raised will be used to fund Macmillan’s vital medical, emotional and financial support services for people with cancer and their families.

Macmillan’s fundraiser for East Dunbartonshire, Elsie Riley, said: “We really hope the texting campaign will be a success. It’s so easy to donate and we hope a lot of people will be willing to sacrifice their morning coffee for a day and give £3 to help fund our cancer services instead.”

To donate to Macmillan text BEANS to 70123 before October 30. This will cost £3 plus the standard network rate.