On Friday 26 September, people up and down the country will be getting together to support Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.
From nattering over a cup of coffee to baking the best biscuits, thousands of people will be supporting a coffee morning this September 26 to raise money for Macmillan.
We caught up with one of our regular Coffee Morning recruits Michelle Gardner who told us about her event and what makes her want to do it each year:
‘My dad passed away in October 2010, nine weeks after being diagnosed with bowel cancer. He had care from Macmillan in that short time. Quite simply that’s what drives me to do what I’ve been doing for Macmillan ever since.
‘I’m very fortunate where I work at The Aviator public house, because it lends itself really well to putting on events like Coffee Morning.
'Instead of doing just one day I thought I’m going to push the boat out and do it all weekend. And I’ve done that for three years now.'
‘We have a tombola, raffle, lots of homemade cake, bric-a-brac and games. I love getting everybody together as a community. They look forward to it as much as I do – it’s wonderful.
‘It’s not just for the event though, it’s for Macmillan – because I think everyone’s been touched by cancer. Macmillan helped my dad and Coffee Morning to me is about giving back and helping in any way that I can.
’We’d like to say a massive thank you to Michelle and all the other bakers and brewers for making last year’s coffee morning a record breaking one – we couldn’t have done it without you.
'I love getting everybody together.'
This year we want to make it even bigger, that’s why we need your help. It’s really easy to take part. All you need is cake, cuppas and great company. And we’ve even created a free Coffee Morning kit, to get you started.