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How to host a Coffee Morning at work

Wherever you work, you can host a Coffee Morning. Bring your colleagues, customers and clients together to enjoy a slice of something nice and help support people living with cancer.

Your workplace, your Coffee Morning

Host whenever you like

Remember, you can host a Coffee Morning at any time that you like. The official day this year is Friday 27 September, but you can host yours whenever is best for you. You might want to choose a day when everyone is at work, or spread your Coffee Morning over more than one day so more people can attend.

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Host a Coffee Morning

Fill in our registration form to host a Coffee Morning at your place of work and we'll send you a fundraising kit with everything you need to get started.

Sign up today

Why host a Coffee Morning at work?

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Boost team morale

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Fantastic food and drink

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That feel good feeling

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Entertain and engage

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Raise even more with matched giving

How to tell people about your Coffee Morning

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Once you have signed up, it's time to tell your colleagues, customers and clients about your Coffee Morning.

You can use our downloadable invites and posters, available in the resources section. And set up a calendar invite so everyone knows when your Coffee Morning is 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 workplace

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When you sign up to host a Coffee Morning, 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 fewer materials and no plastic may suit you.

If you haven't hosted before, you may prefer a full kit which includes bunting, balloons and a tablecloth to decorate your Coffee Morning.

If you would like to host multiple Coffee Mornings across your organisation at different locations, we can support you with extra free fundraising kits.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • 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 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 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.
  • My company has matched my amount raised?

    Matched funding is where a company offers to give a certain amount of money to your fundraising efforts. This can either ‘match’ the amount that you’re able to raise or a fixed amount agreed up front.

    See our matched giving form.

    There are several benefits for companies, including helping them achieve their Corporate Social Responsibility targets and potentially reducing the amount of corporate tax they pay.

  • 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

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