We’ve been doing our bit for Charity, last week 20 of our stores took part in The World's Biggest Coffee Morning.
It’s Macmillan Cancer Support's biggest charity fundraising event. They ask people across the UK - and sometimes further afield - to hold a coffee morning, where donations on the day are made to Macmillan.
Cancer is the toughest fight most of us will ever face. And as treatments improve, more and more people are living with cancer in their daily lives. The money you raise at your coffee morning will help make sure no one has to face cancer alone, from the moment they’re diagnosed, through treatment and beyond.
Coffee Morning is a great excuse to get friends and work colleagues together for coffee and cake, and raise money for a good cause.
A local fundraising committee decided in 1990 to hold a coffee morning where people came along to meet and mingle and donate the cost of their coffee to Macmillan in the process.
The idea seemed such a simple, yet effective one that they suggested the model be taken up nationally. The first National World’s Biggest Coffee Morning was in 1991, when 2,600 people registered to hold coffee mornings across the country. Since then it has raised over £113 million in total for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Our staff and their friends were busy baking cakes, muffins and biscuits and put on a fine display for those attending to eat. There were raffles and competitions to raise extra money for the charity.
This year Multiyork donated