Aug 25 2011

The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning – 30th September

The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillan Cancer Support‘s biggest fundraising event. We ask people across the UK – and sometimes further afield – to hold a coffee morning, where donations on the day are made to Macmillan.

Last year 43,000 people signed up to hold a coffee morning, raising over £8 million.

The event started in 1990, when a local fundraising committee decided to hold a coffee morning where people came along to meet and mingle – as they might ordinarily do – but donate the cost of their coffee to Macmillan in the process.

The idea seemed such a simple, yet effective one that they suggested the model be taken up nationally. The first National World’s Biggest Coffee Morning was in 1991, when 2,600 people registered to hold coffee mornings across the country. Since then it has raised over £60 million in total for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Whatever you do, we hope you’ll get together with friends, family and colleagues on Friday 30 September and raise some money (and a smile) for people affected by cancer.

All about the event, how to get involved, how to make more of your event, and why you should be part of it. You can register your coffee morning here.

Finally, if you can’t host a coffee morning of your own, have a look here and see what’s going on near you.

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