Schools from across the UK will be baking up a storm this September by helping Macmillan Cancer Support’s flagship fundraiser, World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, celebrate its 25th anniversary. They will be helping to raise over £25 million for people affected by cancer.
Last year the 16,000 schools took that took part raised a massive £2million and Macmillan is hoping that this year will be bigger than ever with over 12,000 schools already registered to take part.
There are skills to be gained by young people hosting a coffee morning, from creating the promotional materials, such as posters and invitations, to handling money, understanding health and safety and communicating with different people. Macmillan has also developed a range of resources and lesson plans to support schools to take part in Coffee Morning.
With 2.5 million people currently living with cancer, this year Macmillan needs more people than ever to get involved so that it can continue to provide vital services and support to ensure no one faces cancer alone.
World’s Biggest Coffee Morning started in 1990 when a local fundraising committee decided to hold a coffee morning and donated the cost of their coffee to Macmillan. They suggested rolling out the idea nationally the following year and the first event saw 2,600 people get involved. Last year Macmillan estimates that over 5 million people took part and £138million has been raised since 1991.
For further information about Macmillan’s Coffee Morning activities in schools ahead of 25th September 2015, visit http://coffeemorning.macmillan.org.uk/tips-ideas-and-recipes/at-school.aspx#.VYfZePlVhHx
Download Macmillan’s educational strategies, guidance and toolkits from www.macmillan.org.uk/schools