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What is Macmillan Coffee Morning?

Our biggest fundraising event to support people living with cancer

Since 1990, Coffee Morning has brought together millions of people from across the UK to have fun and raise money for a good cause.

About Coffee Morning

The first Coffee Morning happened in 1990. It was a small affair with a simple idea: guests would gather over coffee and donate the cost of their drink to Macmillan. It was so effective, we did it again the next year - only this time nationally.

Now Coffee Mornings come in all shapes and sizes. From small home gatherings to large corporate events; school fundraisers to a gathering with a local community group. They all have one thing in common - they raise vital funds to support the more than 3 million people in the UK living with cancer.

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As well as traditional Coffee Morning get togethers, we've seen kitchen discos, chai afternoon teas and even wild swimming cake baking!

It's your Coffee Morning, your way and no fundraiser is too big, or too small to make a difference.

Macmillan Cancer Support is 98% funded by voluntary donations. So however you choose to host your Coffee Morning it will help us continue to support people living with cancer.

Together, we help people living with cancer find their best way through, from the moment they're diagnosed, through treatment and beyond.

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When is Coffee Morning?

Coffee Morning is usually the last Friday of September each year. This year's Coffee Morning day is Friday 27 September 2024. However, you can host any time of the year, whenever suits you best.
Host a Coffee Morning

In 2023, Coffee Morning raised over £18 million!

How to take part in Coffee Morning

Sign up to host a Coffee Morning

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Signing up to host a Coffee Morning is easy and we will support you every step of the way.

All you have to do is fill in our registration form and we'll send you a free fundraising kit in the post with everything you need.

Choose from a:

  • full kit with bunting, balloons and a tablecloth (ideal for first time hosts)
  • our lighter kit with less paper and no plastic.

Each kit includes recipes, a collection box, event posters and a game for your event!

Please note we are unable to post kits overseas. However international hosts can download everything you need to be Coffee Morning ready.

Attend a Coffee Morning

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You don’t have to host a Macmillan Coffee Morning to take part, you can also go to one!

People hold public Coffee Mornings all over the UK so talk to friends and family or look out for posters advertising them in your local area.

They may be taking place in community centres, cafes, pubs, schools, hospitals and sports clubs.

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