Nothing Stops a Macmillan Coffee Morning

Macmillan Cancer Support has launched its new Coffee Morning campaign proving that even in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, nothing will stop its famous fundraiser.

The charity has hosted their World’s Biggest Coffee Morning annually since 1990 and since then it has raised over £275 million to support the vital work and care that Macmillan provide for those who are living with cancer.

The 2020 Coffee Morning has launched with a TV advertising campaign featuring three-eyed zombies and dinosaurs and the voice of Gavin and Stacey actress Julia Davis, who tells us that ‘Nothing stops a Macmillan Coffee Morning’.

Anthony Newman, Director of Response Marketing, Fundraising and Communications at Macmillan Cancer Support, said: “The impact of coronavirus has affected everyone across the UK. We wanted to create a bold and distinctive creative TV advert through powerful and original human insight, to ensure our flagship fundraiser continues to help raise vital funds for people living with cancer, who need Macmillan’s emotional, financial and practical support now more than ever.”

“For the very first time, supporters can get involved with Coffee Morning whenever and wherever – this could be online, on their doorstep or by taking on a new challenge altogether. Our fundraisers always do whatever it takes to host brilliant events, and we’re sure this year’s Coffee Morning will be no different.”

Host a socially distant coffee morning

The event will be a little different this year as coffee morning hosts will need to ensure their venue has plenty of space so that everyone remains safe.  The charity suggests hosting your coffee morning in the garden or in the street for all the neighbours to enjoy.  The official date for the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning this year is Friday 25 September, but you can host your event on any date that suits you and your guests.

Enjoy a virtual coffee morning

If you would prefer to host a virtual coffee morning, you can sign up and receive a free fundraising kit and web page, so your guests can join you online via a video call and donate ahead of the day.

How the funds help those affected by cancer

  • £52 helps to run the Macmillan Online Community forum for over an hour, giving nearly 750 people affected by cancer both emotional and practical support.
  • £250 will allow five people living with cancer to attend a health and wellbeing event, providing them with the skills to improve the management of these areas in their lives.

If you’d like to host a Macmillan Coffee Morning, sign up at their website.