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Record year for cancer charity fundraiser

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World’s Biggest Coffee Morning raised £27.6m last year

A staggering £27.6 million was raised for Macmillan Cancer Support at its World’s Biggest Coffee Morning event last year.

The fundraiser, held on 25 September 2015, saw millions of people across the UK get together for coffee and cake beating 2014’s record total of £25,102,796 raised.

Celebrating its 25th year in 2015 the fundraiser continues to be one of the biggest charity fundraising events in the UK.

The event is so simple but really resonates with people

“I’d like to thank every single one of our wonderful coffee morning hosts and guests who took part last year and helped us celebrate the 25th World’s Biggest Coffee Morning by raising such an enormous amount of money,” Richard Taylor, Macmillan’s executive director of fundraising, marketing and communications said.

“The event is so simple but really resonates with people who continue to come together to drink coffee, eat cake and raise vital funds which will help valuable Macmillan services and professionals ensure no one faces cancer alone.”

The fundraiser has snowballed since the first event took place in 1991, where it saw 2,600 supporters raise £208,000.

Last year just under a quarter of a million people hosted an event with celebrity support from the likes of Larry Lamb, Alison Steadman and Jo Brand.

Coffee Morning even trended on twitter throughout the day with over 30,000 tweets made.

This year the event will take place on 30 September, to find out more visit