Join us for the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on 26 September 2008. It doesn’t matter how you do it, or where, or even when, you don’t even have to drink coffee, just make sure you add a touch of fun to the day and make it an event to remember. There are currently 2 million people living with cancer in the UK and one in three people will receive a cancer diagnosis at some point in their life. Macmillan improves the lives of people affected by cancer through practical, medical, emotional and financial support. The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is fun and simple to take part in whilst being crucial to the work the charity does.
By mid-morning we’re always ready for a coffee in our office – aren’t we all? Why not organise your coffee morning in the office and get all your colleagues to join in – you’d be surprised how many people are willing to make a cake or bake biscuits and home made cakes are always very hard to resist!
If you have young children, get together with your toddler group and take rugs and toys to the local park, along with flasks of tea and coffee and, of course, biscuits! Have your coffee morning outdoors while your children enjoy themselves in the fresh air. If you’re having your coffee morning at home, the sky’s the limit! Invite a couple of neighbours in for a chin-wag or invite the whole street in for something a little more elaborate. Not a ‘morning person? How about an afternoon coffee? You could hold a ‘tea at the Ritz’ style of event – everyone enjoys being waited on!
Not everyone is available during the day so how about putting on a coffee cocktail hour in the evening? Or you could make your ‘coffee morning’ an excuse for a party, get your children to dress up as waiters/waitresses and serve up some sophisticated nibbles.
Make the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning your own – meet friends, make friends, have fun, catch up on news, join in.
Graziella Campisano, Fundraising Manager for Wiltshire, explains how much of a difference holding a coffee morning can make: “Every cup counts so it doesn’t matter if you raise £10, £20 or £200, it will all make a huge difference to people living with cancer. Every penny raised from World’s Biggest Coffee Morning counts, from nurses to help with financial matters, we aim to be there for people at every stage of their illness. You just have to visit one of our information centres or meet some of our health professionals to see the great things that can be achieved by the simple act of getting together for coffee. We have such amazing supporters who have some truly innovative ways of raising money on coffee morning day, from homemade cakes, to raffles, to sponsored leg waxing. Last year in Wiltshire we raised over £85,000! This year we need everyone’s help to make this year’s event even bigger and better”.
Join the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Macmillan Cancer Support on Friday 26 September 2008. Register by calling 0845 602 1246 or visit www.macmillan.org.uk/coffee. Once you register you will receive everything you need to make your coffee morning a success and your local fundraising office is always on hand as a source of support. Help us create a huge stir and support people living with cancer.