Today was one of the most important events in the Macmillan calendar – the 28th annual Coffee Morning. 

Some facts about the year 1990, when it all began:

  • The internet wasn’t yet available (not even dial-up).
  • The film Home Alone first appeared in cinemas.
  • Nobody knew who the Spice Girls were.


  •  Macmillan Cancer Support had its first ever Coffee Morning – since then raising over £200 million for the charity.

It began with a simple idea:

People could gather together, over coffee and cake, donating the cost to help Macmillan support people with cancer.

So today, the CID team got involved, going out in search for some homemade bakes (or delicious store-bought treats). 

It’s been great to see people hosting coffee mornings all over the country. We have seen them in town halls, markets, banks and in the hospitals where many people we support have treatment.

Our manager Anna started the day at the Walker Cricket Ground in Southgate, North London with an impressive spread:

Content developer, Ella, visited Homerton University Hospital in Hackney. She seemed to fit right into the sea of green:

Gen even spotted one of our youngest Macmillan supporters at the Information Centre at St George's NHS Trust in South West London:

Content channel editors, Lindsey and Katy, told us that the Information Centre in Harley Street found fundraising a ‘piece of cake’:

Our information nurse, Sue, had a lovely morning at Home Instead near Horsham – fully prepared with her Macmillan T-shirt!

It was all green, green, green for the Glasgow team!

If you missed out today, don’t worry. Coffee mornings are happening throughout the weekend, so there is still time to get involved.  You can find out more information about your nearest Coffee Morning here.

A big thank you from everyone here in the CID team!


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