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THE HERALD FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 30 2016


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Udder-ly important benefits of milk promoted to freshers


FUW’s Mared Rand Jones: Promoting the benefits of drinking milk to Aberystwyth University Freshers


21 Community Raise a mug in support of Macmillan


them joining in with the #raiseamug selfie campaign and spreading the message on social media. “We’d like to thank Elin for her


support so far, as well as for all the individuals in Ceredigion that are planning to take part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. “With the number of people living


with cancer in Wales expected to reach 240,000 by 2030, Macmillan Cancer Support wants to ensure that, in future, no-one faces cancer alone. “Money raised by events such


ELIN JONES, AM for Ceredigion, A B E R Y S T W Y T H


UNIVERSITY freshers have learnt about the health benefits of drinking milk and making it part of their daily diet, as the Farmers’ Union of Wales handed out free flavoured milk samples to students on campus. Joining the Aberystwyth


University Freshers Fair was FUW Ceredigion County Executive Officer Mared Rand Jones, who said: “Drinking milk and making it part of your daily diet is so underrated and I am really pleased that we got that message across to first year students here today. Milk and dairy products have an important part to play in our daily diet as they provide an important source of protein and calcium and contain essential vitamins and minerals, all of which are needed for a balanced diet. “There are many other benefits


associated with drinking milk, some of which our students were not aware of. For example, it has been said that thanks to the many vitamins and minerals that are in milk, it can work as a stress reliever. After a long, hard day at of lectures and studying, sit


down and drink a warm glass of milk. It really can help to relieve muscle tension and soothe your nerves. “Milk is great for many things and


can also help in boosting your energy. When you’re struggling to get through the day and you need a little pick-me- up, an ice cold glass of milk can help you feel revitalised in no time and is much healthier than many sugary energy drinks.” The FUW further encouraged


freshers to make sure they buy Welsh milk and dairy products when out doing their weekly shopping. “We also used this opportunity to


encourage students to make sure they buy Welsh milk and dairy products such as butter, cheese and yogurts. With that they support our home dairy industries and of course all those second and third sector businesses associated with agriculture. Our dairy farmers have had a rough ride over recent years and need all the support they can get - buying Welsh produce whenever we can is something everyone of us can do to support the cause and boost the rural economy in doing so,” she added.


FUW Ceredigion County Executive Officer Mared Rand Jones: With Aberystwyth University Pro Vice-Chancellor Dr Rhodri Llwyd Morgan


has taken to social media to support Macmillan Cancer Support’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. Elin Jones has shared a ‘selfie’


photograph holding a cuppa, as part of Macmillan Cancer Support’s #RaiseAMug campaign to raise awareness of Macmillan’s flagship fundraising event, World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, on Friday (Sept 30). She also attended a coffee morning


at the Senedd last week, where Assembly Members came together for a cuppa and a slice of cake and to hear more about Macmillan’s work supporting people affected by cancer in Wales. Elin is now asking the people of


Ceredigion to get involved by sharing their own #RaiseAMug selfie, or by hosting or attending a coffee morning in their local area, on or around this coming Friday. The AM for Ceredigion said:


“Cancer touches the lives of so many of us, whether that’s personally, or supporting friends, family and colleagues with a cancer diagnosis. One in three of us will get cancer. In Wales, more than 19,000 people are diagnosed with cancer each year, with more than 130,000 people here currently living with a cancer diagnosis.” She added: “Macmillan Cancer


Support helps people from the moment they are diagnosed, with medical and


Raise a mug for Macmillan: Elin Jones AM


practical help, as well as emotional and financial support. But they rely on donations from the public to help fund their work. “That’s why I am supporting the


World’s Biggest Coffee Morning and am glad to hear of so many coffee mornings going on in Ceredigion on Friday, September 30. As well as helping to raise funds and awareness for Macmillan, it’s also a lovely way to get together with friends, colleagues or neighbours over a mug of tea or coffee and a slice of cake.” Susan Morris, Head of Services for


Macmillan Cancer Support in Wales, commented: “It’s great to see our elected Assembly Members supporting Macmillan in Wales through their own coffee morning, and we have loved seeing


as World’s Biggest Coffee Morning help fund Macmillan’s work in Wales, including funding or nurses, physiotherapists, welfare benefits advisors and our information centres in some of Wales’s hospitals, as well as campaigning for better cancer care for patients. “Now in its 26th year, World’s


Biggest Coffee Morning is our biggest annual fundraising event. Last year saw an incredible £26.7m raised for Macmillan – and we are on track to equal if not beat that record this year.” To sign up to host a coffee morning,


call 0300 1000 200 or visit www. macmillan.org.uk/coffee. For information or support relating to


cancer, call Macmillan’s Support Line on 0808 808 00 00 (8am to 8pm Monday to Friday) or visit www.macmillan.org.uk.


FUW Ceredigion County Executive Officer Mared Rand Jones: Promoting benefits of milk and udder-things at Aberystwyth University Freshers Fair


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