Macmillan hope to surpass the £200 million fundraising mark
One of Britain's most popular fundraising events is just a month away.
Macmillan Cancer Support’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning will be returning for the 27th year this autumn.
Coffee mornings will be held in homes, workplaces, communities and schools across the country on Friday 29 September.
In Scotland, 6,665 coffee mornings raised more than £2.3m in 2016 and this year’s event aims to collect even more money for people affected by cancer.
The first official event took place in 1991 – and the initiative has since become the biggest fundraising event of its kind, raising more than £194m UK-wide for people affected by cancer over the past 26 years.
This year, the charity expects the total raised by World’s Biggest Coffee Morning to pass the £200m mark and Macmillan is asking everyone to take part, either by getting together with family, friends or colleagues over coffee and cake or finding a coffee morning nearby to get involved in.
Marks and Spencer will once again be the official partner and throughout September customers will be able to pick up a selection of limited edition homeware products in store, with 10% of each sale going to Macmillan.
M&S will also be donating 10% from sales of classic cakes, as well as a vast selection of biscuits, cupcakes and cookie mixes.
Register for your free fundraising pack for the World's Biggest Coffee morning on the Macmillan website.