Friday, 11 September 2015

Host a Macmillan Coffee Morning

It’s time to get your fancy coffee mugs out and dig a showstopper recipe, as Macmillan Cancer Support’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning returns on Friday 25th September. This year Macmillan is hoping that more people than ever will take part and help to celebrate its 25th Anniversary by raising over £25million for people affected by cancer. If you didn't already know, Macmillan Cancer Support is a UK charity that provides practical, medical and financial support to those with cancer. They also campaign to push for better cancer care. Nothing has really changed from the original coffee morning back in 1991 when the first one was held. You just gather with friends, family of colleagues and tuck into some cake and coffee to raise money for Macmillan

Last year Macmillan estimates that over 5 million people were involved and a staggering total of £138million has been raised since 1991.
With 2.5 million people currently living with cancer, this year Macmillan needs more people than ever to get involved. Every cup of coffee bought, cake baked and laugh shared at a coffee morning helps Macmillan to continue to providing vital services and support to ensure no one faces cancer alone. 

macmillan coffee morning


Make sure you get the free Coffee Morning Kit which has everything you need to have a wonderful coffee morning. It includes recipes, a money box, donation form, some games and stickers, cake flags and much more. You can also buy extras like The Little Book of Treats which has recipes from the Cake Queen Mary Barry and Dame Maggie Smith. 

If you want some party hosting ideas or want to try new recipes I've shared a post all about this here -

lemon drizzle cake
If you decide to host your own coffee morning all proceeds can be used to help those who really need a little help:
  • £22 could pay for a Macmillan nurse to spend an hour with someone who has just been told they have cancer. 
  • £62 could help someone with cancer claim the benefits they are entitled to. 
  • £175 could enable a person living with cancer to heat their home when they really need to.
tea towel

If you don't have time to host your own party M&S have the answer, they are hosting coffee mornings nationwide including my local stores in Cardiff and Newport. They have raised over £4 million pounds since they started started their partnership 6 years ago and every Colin Caterpillar or Victoria Sponge you buy will mean that money is donated to Macmillan. You can also pick up some limited edition homeware in store and 10% of the proceeds are donated to Macmillan. 

For more information or to get your free Coffee Morning kit visit www.coffee.macmillan.org.uk or text SEPT to 70550. 

Gemma
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5 comments:

  1. I already wanted to do this but then after reading your post I definitely need to do it! It is such a great way to fundraise, and fun as well! :D

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  2. I love tea parties and it's a great way to fundraise too! x

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  3. This sounds like a great idea for fundraising. I love anything involving cake!

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  4. I think this is such a lovely way to help raise money for such a brilliant cause. Who doesn't love cake? :) I hope to get my work involved!

    <3
    Amy
    http://amynoos.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. Great idea! Lovely photos. I want a tea set like yours too! Will have a look to this! Thanks for sharing

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