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Saturday, 01 November 2014

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Carlisle pop star's coffee morning fundraiser

Pop star Lee Brennan is returning home to kick off his birthday celebrations with a cuppa.

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Lee Brennan with Sofia Lowry last year

Lee is repeating last year’s successful fundraising feat by once again hosting his own coffee morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Relief.

Singer songwriter Lee is taking over the Shepherd’s Inn, on the Rosehill industrial estate in Carlisle, on Friday, September 26 – the day of Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.

Lee said: “It was my 40th birthday on the day of the coffee morning last year and I thought it would be a good event. It was really successful and we raised about £1,200.

“We’re moving over into the Shepherd’s Inn this time round. We were in The Auctioneer last year so we’re hoping by moving next door it will mean we might be able to get another 100 people or so through the doors.”

It will be a weekend of supporting good causes for 911 frontman Lee, who turns 41 the day after the coffee morning.

He said: “I’ll be heading back on an early train to London the following morning, on my birthday, this time round because I’m going to be doing a talk as part of the Cancer Research Shine Walk taking place that night.

“It’s a night-time fundraising walk and I’m going to be at a bistro in Marylebone with my friends Easther and Vernie Bennett, the sisters from Eternal, beforehand talking about my own personal experiences.”

Lee is a keen supporter of Macmillan Cancer Relief and Cancer Research UK.

He held last year’s coffee morning in memory of his stepfather Stephen, who died six years ago. He was cared for by Macmillan nurses.

Lee also successfully battled Hodgkin’s lymphoma twice, when he was aged nine and 15.

Entry to Lee’s coffee morning is £5.

Raffle prizes can be donated. If you would like to help Lee by donating a prize, email leebrennanmacmillancoffee@gmail.com.

To find out more about the coffee mornings visit coffee.macmillan.org.uk.

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