Mug shot: Giant coffee cup spotted in Ilford for charity fundraiser

If you saw a giant green mug walking around Ilford on Thursday, you were not hallucinating.

Campaigners from Macmillan Cancer Support visited Valentines Park to promote the charity’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning event.

Emily Whinnett, 21, and Annie McGrath, 22, went with “Muggy” to encourage people to attend a coffee morning or hold their own next month.

They played games and talked to passers-by about the event, which uses hundreds of coffee mornings held across the UK to raise money for the charity.

Annie, of Braintree, said: “It’s great that playing games and enthusiastic waving counts as important work because it all helps to raise awareness of Macmillan and the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.

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“At the end of the day we don’t mind acting like mugs if it means someone else is going to raise theirs to Macmillan.”

The annual event has raised more than �60million for the cancer charity since 1990.

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Redbridge residents are invited to host their own coffee mornings on September 28.

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