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How to host a Coffee Morning at home

Hosting a Coffee Morning is a great way to bring your friends and family together to support people living with cancer. Read our tips on how to host at home.

Your Coffee Morning, Your Way

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Host a Coffee Morning

Fill in our registration form to host a Coffee Morning and we'll send you a fundraising kit with top tips and everything you need to get started.

Sign up today

Why host a Coffee Morning at home?

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It's a great event for the social calendar

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Share delicious food and drink

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Support people living with cancer

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Bring on the fun

Get people talking about Coffee Morning

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Once you have signed up, it's time to tell everyone about your Coffee Morning.

You can use our downloadable invites and posters, available in the resources section. Or share the details of your Coffee Morning on your social media channels and WhatsApp groups to let everyone know when it's happening.

Don't forget to share your fundraising page with everyone ahead of time too so that people who can't make it can still donate. Details of your fundraising page can be found in your welcome email and your fundraising kit.

Decorate your home

A table is decorated for a Coffee Morning event. There are cup cake stands, a French press, a tea pot, a vase with pink flowers and a small cake on a wood board. There is Macmillan branded decorations on the table, and bunting on the wall behind the table.

When you sign up today, we'll send you a free Coffee Morning kit which has everything you need to hold a Coffee Morning.

If you have hosted before, you may already have a tablecloth, bunting and other items, so a lite kit with less printed materials and no plastic may suit you.

If it's your first time, sign up for a full kit and you will receive bunting, balloons, and a tablecloth to decorate your Coffee Morning on the big day.

Explore kit options

There’s also lots of great free fundraising resources available to download from our website to help promote your Coffee Morning and use on the day.

You can also find Coffee Morning products in the Macmillan online shop or you can order extra kit items if you need them too.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I invite people to my Coffee Morning?

    There are many ways to invite your guests, here are a few ideas to get you started:

    • Set up a Facebook event.
    • Put up our event poster and send out invitations. Visit our fundraising resources page to view our Coffee Morning themed ones. You'll also find these in your fundraising kit.
    • Set up a WhatsApp or Facebook group.
    • Send an email to your colleagues, customers and clients.

    You can share your personal Coffee Morning fundraising page at the same time - it's a great way for people to donate if they can't come along on the day.

  • How can I raise money at my Coffee Morning?

    Once you sign up, we'll send you your free fundraising kit which is full of ideas to help make your event a success. We've also included a fundraising game and a Gift Aid sheet in your kit to help you raise even more money at your Coffee Morning.

    We will also send you a link to your own online Coffee Morning fundraising page. Personalise your page, then share it to spread the word far and wide.

    You can also use the QR code stickers in your pack for people to scan and donate to your Coffee Morning on the day. Your QR code will also be emailed to you, so you will be able to share that too.

    Don’t be afraid to think outside the box! There are tons of other ideas to help you to raise a little extra money at your event. Why not get your guests involved with a fun sweepstake? For example, how many hundreds and thousands are on the cake?

    You could ask your guests to make a donation when they guess. If you need a little more inspiration, you can find tips, recipes and ideas in your fundraising kit and on our website too.

  • How do I pay in the money I've raised?

    You can pay in your Coffee Morning money:

    • Online
    • Over the phone at 0330 102 7890
    • At a branch of the Royal Bank of Scotland, NatWest, or Ulster Bank, using your unique paying-in slip included in your fundraising kit
    • At any Post Office branch by taking in your money along with your unique paying-in slip from your Coffee Morning kit.
  • Where do I send my Gift Aid form and my cheque to?

    Please use the freepost envelope in your fundraising kit to send us your cheques and Gift Aid form, once it’s filled in with all the details.

    Cheques should be made payable to Macmillan Cancer Support (please do not send cash) and don’t forget to include your name and address so we can make sure the money goes to your Coffee Morning total.

    If you do not have your freepost envelope, please send your cheques and Gift Aid forms to:

    Freepost RTLS-JTZR-RYAZ
    Macmillan Coffee Morning
    PO BOX 4240
    RG42 9QL

Other ways to host a Coffee Morning

Your Coffee Morning can be hosted anytime, anywhere, in any way you like. Check out our tips about different places where you could host a Coffee Morning.
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At school

Gather the teachers, students, parents and carers together for a Coffee Morning at your school. We have tips to help you engage your students and educate them about cancer.

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In your community

Bring your community together to support people affected by cancer. Whether it's at a place of worship, sports club or community hall, you can make a big impact.

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At work

Wherever you work, you can host a Coffee Morning with your colleagues, suppliers and clients. It's a great way to celebrate your existing customers and meet new ones.