Wolverhamption Muslim Forum present £3,000 to Macmillan cancer support. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for BCRF)

MORE than 100 people attended an afternoon tea event last Monday (11) to raise funds for a cancer charity.

Wolverhampton Muslim Forum (WMF) helped raise £3000 for the Macmillan Cancer Support charity. The event was held at Elms Resource Centre and it was supported by the local community and businesses.

Following the event, WMF chairman Mohammad Khalil and members handed over the donation to Balwinder Balu, Macmillan Cancer Support volunteer.

Mohammad Khalil said: “We are delighted that the community, local businesses and organisation’s have supported our event and wanted to make a donation to charity as part of the process, enabling us to help such a great cause as Macmillan Cancer Support. This was a great opportunity for people to come together while helping to change lives.”

WMF secretary Alvina Ali said the funds will stay local to Wolverhampton and will go directly to Wolverhampton Royal NHS Hospital Trust to support cancer patients and their families.

“We all know someone who has lost a loved one to this terrible disease, recently my sister was diagnosed with breast cancer and in the past I have lost loved ones to cancer and that is why I wanted to be a part of the Biggest Coffee Morning which Macmillan organise to raise awareness – a cause which is very close to my heart,” said Ali.