The first Macmillan Coffee Morning was held 32 years ago, back in 1990. It was simple concept: to gather people together to share a coffee, and donate the cost of their cup to Macmillan Cancer Support. It was a hit, and the next year we tried it again – this time on a national level. Since then, Coffee Morning has grown and changed, and altogether it has raised over £290 million for Macmillan Cancer Support.
This year, we had our first in-office Coffee Morning since 2019. It was lovely to gather, and it’s been years since we’ve seen the kitchen that busy!
The official figure is still growing as more Coffee Mornings are held, and more donations are made. But as of October 7th, 2022, this event has raised £2,070,329. That’s an incredible amount – and we are still counting!
So, what does this money do? Here’s an idea of what donations raised can do to support people living with cancer:
What about our cancer information resources?
We are so grateful for the support of our volunteers and fundraisers, to enable us as a team to keep pushing to create content that people affected by cancer turn to. We want to keep being able to create accessible, reliable, and straight forward information in a range of formats – and by taking part in a Coffee Morning, you’re helping us in our mission! To find out more about Coffee Morning - visit the Macmillan website.