Cardinal are holding their own coffee morning this Friday as part of the Worlds Biggest Coffee morning and our own Janet Ford has, once again, put her artistic skills to the fore in producing a spectacular and appropriate raffle prize. Jo Robinson and Sara Illingworth from our accounts team have also been hard at work baking a selection of delicious cakes for sale at the event. Raffle tickets are £1 for 5 and all money including proceeds from the sale of the cakes will go to Macmillan Cancer Support.
What’s the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning about?
The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillan Cancer Support’s biggest fundraising event. They ask people across the UK – and sometimes further afield – to hold a coffee morning, where donations on the day are made to Macmillan. In 2011 51,000 people signed up to coffee morning, raising a record £10 million.
This year they want to raise even more money to help change the lives of people affected by cancer. Find out about how Macmillan helps
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.
They hope, like us, you’ll get together with friends, family and colleagues on Friday 28 September and make time for what really matters.