20 August 2014
At 24 years old, Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, which takes place on Friday 26th September, is the original and most successful charity fundraising event of its sort. The simple ask of getting together with family, friends or colleagues for coffee and cake last year raised over £20million to help Macmillan provide vital services to ensure no one faces cancer alone.
M&S are headline sponsors for the fifth year in a row, and textile and fashion designer Celia Birtwell CBE has ensured that everyone taking part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning this September can do so in style, with a set of bespoke Macmillan badges. The limited edition badges, which are available to buy throughout September from M&S stores across the country, have no fixed price but Macmillan is asking for a suggested donation of £2 per set.
Celia Birtwell, famed for her distinctive bold designs comments, “I had great fun designing these limited edition badges and hope everyone will wear them with pride! Everyone enjoys catching up over coffee and a cake and Macmillan has made it possible for people to help support a fantastic cause at the same time. I am already losing sleep over whether to make a coffee cake or a Victoria Sponge!”
M&S also want to make it as easy as possible for people to get involved and join the 5 million people expected to take part in Coffee Morning this year. Along with donating 5p for every coffee and cake sold in its Cafés and 20p for every Victoria Sponge sold in its Food Halls, customers can also pick up a ‘Macmillan Cupcake Kit’, for a suggested donation price of £2.
More than one in three of us will get cancer in our lifetime and it’s the toughest fight most of us will ever face. Macmillan provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care. No one should face cancer alone, and with your support no one will.
Visit www.macmillan.org.uk/coffee, call 0845 602 1246 or text COFFEE to 70550 to get your Coffee Morning Kit today.
For further information, please contact:
Gabrielle Taylor – Press Officer, Macmillan Cancer Support
020 7091 20653 (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