29 January 2015
Thanks to the millions of people who got together for coffee and cake last September, Macmillan Cancer Support’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning raised a phenomenal £25million for people affected by cancer.
Macmillan’s Director of Fundraising, Simon Phillips, said: “We are delighted to announce that the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning has raised £25 million for Macmillan! It’s a remarkable achievement and I would like to thank all of our wonderful coffee morning hosts and guests who made this possible. The money raised will help fund the valuable Macmillan services and professionals who ensure no one with cancer has to face the fight alone.”
The event is not only Macmillan’s flagship fundraiser but it is the original and most successful charity fundraising event of its sort. The simple idea of getting together with friends, colleagues or neighbours to hold a coffee morning and donate the money to Macmillan has now raised a total of £139 million.
The first official coffee morning in 1991 saw 2,600 supporters raise £208,000 with the number of registered hosts rising to over 200,000 in 2014. In 2013 the event raised £20.5 million and the fundraising goal for 2014 was £23 million.
This year will see the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning celebrate its 25th birthday on Friday 25th September with corporate sponsors M&S back on board for a sixth year.
To find out more visit macmillan.org.uk/coffee, follow the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on twitter @macmillancoffee or find it at facebook.com/macmillancoffee.
For further information, please contact:
Gabrielle Taylor – Senior PR and Media Officer (Fundraising), Macmillan Cancer Support
020 7091 2429 (out of hours 07801 307068)
Notes to Editors:
Macmillan worked with Burnett Works on the 2014 creative.
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