22 February 2016
RECORD BREAKING £27.6 MILLION RAISED BY MACMILLAN’S WORLD’S BIGGEST COFFEE MORNING
Macmillan Cancer Support celebrated the 25th World’s Biggest Coffee Morning by raising a record breaking £27.6million for people affected by cancer. The annual flagship fundraiser which took place on Friday 25 September 2015 saw millions of people get together for coffee and cake, bringing the event’s overall fundraising total to over £165million.
The event is not only Macmillan’s flagship fundraiser but it is the original and most successful charity fundraising event of its sort. The first official coffee morning took place in 1991 and saw 2,600 supporters raise £208,000; by last year the number of registered hosts had risen to over 225,000. Along with celebrity support from the likes of Larry Lamb, Alison Steadman and Jo Brand, Coffee Morning was trending on twitter throughout the day with over 30,000 tweets.
This year will see M&S back on board as headline partner for the seventh year after raising a record total of £1.6million in 2015, as M&S employees across 600 stores, offices and warehouses supported the campaign throughout September.
Macmillan’s Director of Fundraising, Marketing and Communications, Richard Taylor said: “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. 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.”
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For further information, please contact:
Gabrielle Taylor – Senior PR and Media Officer (Fundraising), Macmillan Cancer Support
020 7091 2063 (out of hours 07801 307068)
Notes to Editors:
About Macmillan Cancer Support
When you have cancer, you don’t just worry about what will happen to your body, you worry about what will happen to your life. Whether it’s concerns about who you can talk to, planning for the extra costs or what to do about work, at Macmillan we understand how a cancer diagnosis can take over everything.
That’s why we’re here. We provide support that helps people take back control of their lives. But right now, we can’t reach everyone who needs us. We need your help to make sure that people affected by cancer get the support they need to face the toughest fight of their life. No one should face cancer alone, and with your support no one will.
To get involved, call 0300 1000 200
today. And please remember, we’re here for you too. If you’d like support, information or just to chat, call us free on 0808 808 00 00
(Monday to Friday, 9am–8pm) or visit macmillan.org.uk