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almost 6 years ago by Eavanne Allen

The World's Biggest Coffee Morning

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The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event for people facing cancer. They ask people all over the UK to host their own Coffee Mornings and donations on the day are made to Macmillan. Last year alone they raised £25 million and this year they are aiming to raise even more.

How did it all begin?

The first ever Coffee Morning happened way back in 1990. It was a rather small affair with a simple idea: guests would gather over coffee and donate the cost of their cuppa to Macmillan in the process. It was so effective, they did it again the next year – only this time nationally. Since then, Coffee Morning has raised over £138 million for Macmillan.


“There are now 2.5 million people in the UK living with cancer. By 2030, it will be 4 million people, and we want to be there for them all.

One in three of us will get cancer, and it will be one of the toughest things we’ll ever have to face. MacMillan's goal is to make sure no one faces cancer alone. They provide medical, emotional, practical and financial support, as well as campaigning we there for friends and family too. We are Macmillan”.

On the 30th September 2016 Meridian Business Support branches up and down the UK will be taking part in The Word's Biggest Coffee Morning. This is a fantastic opportunity to come register your CV with us, eat a lot of cake and donate to a fantastic cause. 

Click here to find your local Meridian branch.