Cuppa for Cancer Care has hosted its second annual, raising thousands of pounds.

Organised by Hope for Tomorrow, more than 50 events took place nationwide.

These gatherings, hosted by businesses and homes across the country, saw colleagues, families and friends participate in a week of fundraising filled with sampling sweet treats and enjoying hot beverages.

The event that kicked off on World Cancer Day, February 4, has raised £12,000 so far.

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The funds will allow two mobile cancer care units in the region to treat more cancer patients in convenient locations.

Chief executive of Hope for Tomorrow, Tina Seymour said: "The response to our second Cuppa for Cancer Care event has been brilliant.

“We’ve loved seeing all the photos that have been shared; everyone has put so much effort in to make their event a success.

"We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone that took part."

The charity provides ten mobile cancer care units for NHS partners, reliant solely on fundraising initiatives like Cuppa for Cancer Care to keep them on the road.

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Each day, £212 is needed to keep a single unit operational.

Ms Seymour added: "As well as the cancer patients who receive their treatment on board not having to travel as far, helping to reduce stress and the time spent away from home, we know that they also form strong bonds with both the nurses and their fellow patients.

“This sense of community is so important when you’re going through cancer treatment and is something that we’ve also seen in the Cuppa events that have taken place; people coming together to help make cancer treatment more accessible to the people that need it.”

To find out more about Hope for Tomorrow, head to the website