The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is one of the biggest cancer fundraising events in the world. The Coffee Morning is organised by Macmillan Cancer Support, who asks people across the UK to catch up over a coffee and a slice of cake all for a great cause!
One in two of us will face cancer and it is likely that someone we love will also fight cancer. In the UK alone, there are around 375,000 new cases and over 150,000 cancer related deaths each year. Macmillan’s goal is to accelerate the cure for all cancers and ensure that everyone with cancer can live life to the fullest.
The first Macmillan Coffee Morning happened in 1990. It was a small event with a straightforward mission: guests would gather over a coffee and donate the cost of their cuppa to Macmillan. The first Coffee Morning was so successful that the event was rolled out the next year – this time nationally!
Since then, Coffee Mornings have raised a combined £290 million that has been distributed to practical, medical, financial, and emotional services to help change the lives of people affected by cancer.
Coffee Mornings can be hosted by anyone, anywhere! You can have a Coffee Morning in your home, your workplace, or even a local coffee shop! Whatever the location, Coffee Mornings are a great excuse to get together with your favourite people to enjoy a coffee and some treats to raise money for cancer.
Your involvement – no matter how small – plays a consequential role in bringing the global fight against cancer to an end.
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