Bringing millions of people together for coffee and cake each September, Macmillan Cancer Support’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning raises vital money to help people with cancer live life as fully as they can.
In Eastbourne last year coffee mornings raised over £34,000, which could pay for a Macmillan Support Worker for one year, helping people living with cancer receive the support they need.
This year’s event is just around the corner and your support is more important than ever, so here’s everything you need to know.
What is Macmillan’s Coffee Morning?
The first Macmillan Coffee Morning took place in 1990, when a handful of people came together for a cup of coffee and a slice of cake, and made a donation to Macmillan to help support people living with cancer.
And while Coffee Morning has grown over the years - with nearly 200,000 people planning on taking part in homes, workplaces and schools across the country in 2019 - the idea remains as simple as ever: come together in support of people living with cancer and raise money for Macmillan.
With the number of people living with cancer constantly growing, your support this Coffee Morning has never been more important.
How does Macmillan’s Coffee Morning help support people living with cancer?
Cancer can affect every aspect of a person’s life, from their day-to-day living and relationships to their finances and mental health - and Macmillan is there to help people with cancer live life as fully as they can, but this relies on the generosity of the public.
Offering a broad range of cancer information and support services - including a free support line and a community of over 7,700 healthcare professionals - demand for Macmillan’s services is constantly growing, but the charity receives no government funding.
Macmillan is almost entirely funded by donations and simply cannot support the growing number of people with cancer who need them without the public’s help. Every two minutes someone in the UK is diagnosed with cancer. There are over 2.5 million people living with cancer in the UK and this is set to grow to almost 4 million by 2030.
Whether you host an event at home or at work, in the morning or evening, bake a showstopper or buy one of the limited edition M&S products - the money you raise will enable Macmillan to continue providing these vital services. Every Coffee Morning changes lives.
When is Macmillan’s Coffee Morning and how can I get involved?
Macmillan’s Coffee Morning takes place on Friday 27th September (but you can host yours whenever you want) and it couldn’t be easier to get involved. All you need to do is bring your community together - whether it’s friends, family, colleagues or others - and raise money for Macmillan.
Whoever you invite and whatever you serve, host your Macmillan Coffee Morning, your way.
With events taking place in homes, workplaces and community centres across the country, you can also find a local Macmillan Coffee Morning to attend, using the interactive map on the website.
But I don’t have time to bake?
Well, you’re in luck! Throughout September, headline partner M&S will be selling a selection of limited edition Coffee Morning products in M&S food halls - including lots of cakes, biscuits and two exclusive mugs - with 10% of proceeds going to Macmillan. Opportunities to give to the cause don’t stop there as M&S Cafés will also be donating 5p from every hot drink and slice of cake sold throughout September.
Help people with cancer live life as fully as they can and join Macmillan’s Coffee Morning this September. www.macmillan.org.uk/coffee
Help people with cancer live life as fully as they can and visit an M&S food hall this September to purchase a selection of limited edition Coffee Morning products, with 10% of proceeds going to Macmillan.
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