Side Street Style: How to Get involved with the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning

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25/09/2018

How to Get involved with the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning


Coffee Morning


Some of you many already be aware that Macmillan hold the Worlds Biggest Coffee morning each year to help raise invaluable fund for people facing cancer. This year it's taking place on the 28th September with Marks and Spencer their headline partner for 9yrs in a row. I myself have attended one of their coffee mornings for the past three years but this time around it's more meaningful to me than ever having lost my two best friends to Cancer in the past year. Unfortunately Cancer is something that at one point in time will affect most of us in one way or another and the services and support that Macmillan offer are a real lifeline for those going through and fighting this awful illness. 

Last year the Worlds Biggest Coffee morning managed to raise an incredible £27 million and are hoping to have an equally successful year and there are still plenty of ways to be involved and let's be honest who doesn't love catching up with friends or making new ones over a cup of coffee and cake? Here are a few ways to get involved, have fun and raise many for a good cause.



Afternoon tea

Afternoon tea


1. Host your own Coffee Morning

There is still time if you sign up now to received your coffee morning pack and remember you don't have to hold your coffee morning on the 28th, you can do it any day that is best for your guests. All you have to do is decide on a time and place and get everyone to bring some treats to eat and make a donation, super easy and lots of fun.

2. Get your work involved with a Bake off

Why not hold a mini Bake Off at work in aid of Macmillan and put you and your colleagues to the baking test and see who rises to the challenge. Not only is it fun but also a great way to build good moral and team building as well as taste testing everyones creations at the end. Everyone who takes part could make a donation and those who don't could buy some of the treats on offer.

3. Attend a Coffee Morning near you

If your too busy and simply don't have time to host your own coffee morning but want to be involved then why not attend one of the many events happening across the UK. There is an interactive Map on the Macmillan website showing you all the events in your area. Marks and Spencer will also be holding Coffee Mornings in their Cafes this Friday nationwide and I took my toddler to one last year and it was such a lovely afternoon out and fun way to spend some one on one time with him while his brother is in school as well as helping raise money. 


kids and cake

Coffee and cake


 4. Enjoy an at home Afternoon Tea

If you are like me, juggling parenting, work, school runs and everything in between and are limited for time to bake or host but want to encourage the kids to be involved then why not surprise them with an at home "afternoon tea. M&S have an array of special Macmillan baked foodie treats of which 10% of each sale go to Macmillan. With so many delicious goodies on offer such as "Colin the Caterpillar", Victoria sponge, Lemon Drizzle Cake and teatime biscuit favourites there really is something for everyone.


Charity cake


You don't have to plan something grand, every little bit helps even if it's just picking up some M&S Macmillan cupcakes and popping over to a friends house for a chat and don't stress if your busy this weekend because M&S cafes will be donating 5p from every coffee, tea and cake throughout September. You can also make a £5 text donation by texting CUPCAKE to 70550, Texts cost £5 plus network charge and Macmillan will receive 100& of every £1 donated so please do obtain the bill payers permission first. You can also make an online donation at macmillan.org.uk/coffee or phone 0845 074 2606. This is such a worth cause and it's well worth reading more about the amazing things Macmillan do each day to help and support those being affected by cancer.



afternoon tea at home


I was kindly invited by M&S to help raise awareness of this fantastic event, words 100% my own.

17 comments:

  1. Some awesome ideas! Thanks for sharing. Super cute photos too :)

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    1. Thanks so much Ana and hope you managed to join in this year

      Laura x

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  2. I always think this is such a great thing for Macmillian to do! As it not only raises them money of course but it brings people together and for many that is something really important.

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    1. It really does, such a lovely cause and event and a social one too

      Laura x

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  3. I love that M&S have some Macmillan cakes ready. That's such a good idea for those that can't participate in an actual coffee morning to still be involved.

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    1. It really is, it also means you can have a coffee and treat in your own time at home while still donating towards Macmillan

      Laura x

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  4. This is a really fab cause to support - the Macmillan nurses were amazing when my Mom was terminally ill with cancer.

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    1. Oh Sally so sorry to hear you have to go through that but yes it's such a fantastic cause and they do such amazing work

      Laura x

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  5. I love the Macmillan Coffee Mornings - such a great idea for a fantastic cause!

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    1. They really are because come on who doesn't like cake or baked treat and a cuppa - everyone can get involved and it's fun :)

      Laura x

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  6. I'm pretty sure we'll have a massive coffee morning at work with loads of cake so I'm pretty excited x

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    1. Oh thats so cool to hear, hope it went well

      Laura x

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  7. I think I am going to host a coffee morning at work this year, but we help out with their game changers campaign they also run! Your cake looks delicious.

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    1. Oh thats so cool, hope you manage to host one, i'm sure it will be a blast

      Laura x

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  8. It is a very important case indeed and I hope to get involved next time properly - both of mine started new school/nursery this year, so I was a bit overwhelmed!

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    1. Even if you don't host your own one this year you can pop into a M&S Cafe during September as they are donating to Macmillan for every cup of coffee/tea sold in September

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  9. This is such a great cause and way to raise awareness. Lovely post.

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