Marks & Spencer
Marks and Spencer has been a partner of Macmillan since 2010 where this leading UK retailer became the headline partner of the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning – Macmillan’s flagship fundraising event.
Thank you to all M&S customers and employees who continue to help make Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning a huge success.
On 28 September 2012, M&S Café supported The World's Biggest Coffee Morning for the third year running, helping thousands of people to host a coffee morning, enjoy a cuppa with friends and be part of the estimated five million people who together, raised over £15 million for Macmillan.
The World's Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillan Cancer Support's annual flagship fundraising event which sees people across the UK getting together with friends and hosting a coffee morning to raise money for people affected by cancer.
Funds were raised by M&S customers holding their own coffee mornings, through M&S store collections, pretty pin badges and Little Book of Treats sales. Donations through selected M&S Café sandwiches, sweet snacks and 50p from every coffee sold on the day also helped to make the 22nd World's Biggest Coffee Morning a sweet success.
The partnership has raised over £1.6 million since it began three years ago and we hope to have reached £2 million by the end of 2013. The money will help to fund the Macmillan Support Line. Specialists answer questions about cancer types and treatments, provide practical and financial support, and are there if someone just wants to talk. The funds raised by M&S customers and employees have helped them continue to answer an average of 2,500 calls per week.
I would stay up all night thinking 'how am I going to pay my bills?' But after speaking to Macmillan the weight was really lifted.
Lyn, 46 from Berkshire. UNdergoing treatment for breast cancer.
Lyn, 46 from Berkshire used the Support Line while undergoing breast cancer treatment 'they talked me through my worries, reassured me and clearly explained what benefits I could apply for and how. Since then, I've kept ringing the Macmillan Support Line whenever I've needed to. They are the ones I know I can turn to for support and answers.'
You can contact the Macmillan Support line on 0808 808 00 00 and they are open weekdays between 9am - 8pm.
If you're interested in fundraising for Macmillan or finding out how to take part in a coffee morning in 2013, visit www.macmillan.org.uk/fundraising