Macmillan’s flagship fundraiser, World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, takes place on Friday 30th September and every slice of cake eaten and cup of coffee poured has the power to help change lives for people living with cancer.
The charity is asking everyone to take part, either by hosting a coffee morning or by attending one.
It’s the nation’s biggest social fundraiser for cancer and last year, 8,392 coffee mornings were held in Yorkshire raising around £1.9 million for the charity that provides essential support for people affected by cancer.
2016 is the 26th year of the event and with the help of fundraisers in Yorkshire, Macmillan hopes to beat the £27.6m raised last year across the UK.
All the money raised will be used to help fund the charity’s vital services that provide practical, financial, emotional and medical support to people affected by cancer. These services include information and support centres, benefits advisers and cancer nurse specialists.
Macmillan’s area fundraising manager for North Yorkshire, Clara White, said:
We want to make sure no one has to face cancer alone but we can’t do it without the amazing people who fundraise for us. We rely on the generosity of our supporters for more than 99% of our income and coffee morning events are a great way to have fun whilst raising vital funds to help people affected by cancer.
It’s easy to take part and there’s all the help and information you need to host your own Macmillan coffee morning on the dedicated website www.coffee.macmillan.org.uk, where you can also find details of public and community Macmillan coffee mornings.
If you can’t do it on 30th September then just pick another day. All that matters is that you get together with friends, colleagues or neighbours over coffee and cake to raise some money to help Macmillan be there for people affected by cancer in Yorkshire.
Sarah Grant is the Macmillan Patient Information and Health & Wellbeing Manager at The Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre.
Sarah Grant said:
We are running a small coffee morning at the centre, but just for patients and staff.
There are many events running throughout Harrogate and I would encourage people to go along to one, or to even arrange one yourself.
Least year it raised £25million for the charity, making it a really important event for us.
If you can’t host or get along to a coffee morning, visit your local M&S or Nationwide Building Society – both are proud partners of this year’s event and staff will be baking up a storm. During September M&S will be selling a number of exclusive homeware items to raise funds for Macmillan as well as donating 10 percent from sales of selected classic cakes to support people affected by cancer.
To take part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 30 September 2016 go to www.coffee.macmillan.org.uk.