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Macmillan coffee morning to set fundraising record

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Coffee morning events set to top last year's £25m says Macmillan

This year’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning fundraiser is set to topple 2014’s £25 million total.

Macmillan who host the fundraiser across the UK said an extra 13,000 people took part this year with 225,000 registering compared to 212,000 in 2014.

The event, which took place over the weekend from 25 September, saw the hashtag #macmillancoffeemorning trending all day and used over 30,000 times on Twitter.

The charity’s website says £867,563 was raised over the three days.

Marks & Spencer has partnered Macmillan for the sixth year in a row and has so far raised over £1m with more donations set to come in.

More than 700 M&S stores across the UK were involved in fundraising in 2015.

Macmillan’s spokeswoman said that “whilst we won’t have the overall fundraising totals until the end of the year,” she said the organisation was “hopeful” that the final figure would top 2014's record £25m total.

This is the 25th year Macmillan has run its World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. Since it began in 1991, Macmillan the event has raised over £139m from the fundraiser – the biggest of its kind in the UK.