17 September 2015
As excitement builds for this year’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, Macmillan Cancer Support has teamed up with food artist Nathan Wyburn to create hand painted portraits of our celebrity supporters – out of coffee! Rather than a usual paint pallet Nathan has used his daily latte, mixed with a drop of espresso and a splash of cappuccino, to create portraits of Stephen Fry, Joanna Lumley, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Fearne Cotton and David Gandy.
The coffee art has been created to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning which takes place on Friday 25th September. The idea remains as simple today as it was in 1991 when the first official World’s Biggest Coffee Morning took place: get together with friends, colleagues or neighbours to hold a coffee morning and raise money for Macmillan.
This year Macmillan estimates that over 220,000 people across the UK will register to hold a coffee morning, with over 5 million cups of coffee and 12 million slices of cake due to be consumed.* In fact, you’ll never be further than ½ mile away from a coffee morning on the big day.
With 2.5 million people currently living with cancer, this year Macmillan needs more people than ever to get involved. Every cup of coffee bought, cake baked and laugh shared at a coffee morning helps Macmillan to continue to providing vital services and support to ensure no one faces cancer alone. For more information or to get your free Coffee Morning kit visit www.coffee.macmillan.org.uk
or text SEPT to 70550
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For further information, please contact:
Gabrielle Taylor – Press Officer, Macmillan Cancer Support
020 7091 2063 (out of hours 07801 307068)
Notes to Editors:
*Over 200,000 people are currently registered to hold a coffee morning. Coffee figure: based on an average of 25 people per coffee morning having a coffee. Cake figure: based on an average of each coffee morning selling an average of 5 cakes with 10 slices in each cake
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