Monday, 7 September 2015
from 11am – 1pm
on Friday 25th September 2015
Lymington high st
What’s the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning about?
The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillan Cancer Support’s biggest charity fundraising event. People across the UK, and sometimes further afield, hold a coffee morning, where donations on the day are made to Macmillan. In 2013 154,000 people signed up to coffee morning, raising a record £20 million for charity.
This year, Macmillan want to raise even more money to help change the lives of people affected by cancer.
How did it start?
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 £113 million in total for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Did you Know?
There are currently 2 million people living with cancer in the UK. By 2030 there will be 4 million. Macmillan Cancer Support want to make sure they are there for all of them.
One in three of us will get cancer and for most it will be the toughest thing we ever face. When you’re facing the toughest fight of your life, you need a team of inspiring people in your corner with you.
That’s who Macmillan Cancer Support are. They provide medical, emotional, practical and financial support and push for a better cancer care system. They are the team that gives you the strength and energy to face the fight and get through it.