12 June 2013
Macmillan Cancer Support is asking schools around the UK to make time for what really matters on 27th September by hosting a World’s Biggest Coffee Morning and helping raise over £15million for people affected by cancer.
World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is not only an enjoyable fundraising event but it is a perfect opportunity to bring the whole school together. The event supports the curriculum and is a good opportunity to talk to pupils about cancer, the importance of kindness and helping people. In addition, it is a chance for students to learn cooking skills, consider healthy eating choices and hear about the food and language of other countries. What’s more, pupils will develop entrepreneurial skills whilst working together to organise the event; from setting up, creating invites and greeting guests, to taking and calculating money. Nurseries can use their event to engage parents and explore areas of the foundation stage such as sharing and feelings.
At 23 years old, World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is not only Macmillan’s flagship fundraiser but it is the original and most successful charity fundraising event of its sort. In 2012, more than 11,000 schools in the UK hosted a coffee morning, raising an astounding £1.5million, with coffee morning as a whole raising a record breaking £15million! Each year in the UK 2,022 people aged 15–24 and 1,578 children aged 0-14 are diagnosed with cancer. The valuable funds raised by coffee morning help Macmillan provide vital support for these children and young people.
Once registered, schools will receive the new free Coffee Morning Kit with everything needed to get started, including a how to guide, posters to advertise the event, engaging assembly plans and activity sheets. Additional items such as stickers and balloons can also be ordered from Macmillan to help ensure the event is as fun and successful as possible.
Vicky Keen, Head Teacher said; 'Coffee Morning is really inspiring and there are lots of opportunities to weave it into the school’s needs. I love to see children really coming to understand that looking after other people, and bringing kindness into the world really matters. And I love to see their cheeks bulging with cake for a treat! All in all, it’s time really well spent.'
Visit coffee.macmillan.org.uk or call 0845 602 1246 or text COFFEE to 88080 to get your Coffee Morning Kit today.
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For further information, please contact:
Catherine Pia – Press Officer, Macmillan Cancer Support
020 7091 2429 (out of hours 07801 307068)
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About Macmillan Cancer Support
More than one in three of us will get cancer. For most of us it will be the toughest fight we ever face. And the feelings of isolation and loneliness that so many people experience make it even harder.
But you don’t have to go through it alone. The Macmillan team is with you every step of the way.
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