What date is Macmillan coffee morning?
Who doesn’t enjoy a nice slice of cake and cup of coffee while catching up with friends? On Friday 29th September, friends, colleagues, schools and communities across Britain will be doing just that, while raising money for the amazing charity, Macmillan.
How to organise a Macmillan coffee morning?
All you need to do is sign up for your free fundraising pack. Delivery takes approximately 10-12 days, so make sure you register as soon as possible! Your pack should include bunting, balloons, a table cloth, stickers, cake flags, a cake stencil and money box. If you’re worried that you won’t receive it in time, don’t worry. You can improvise by simply downloading and printing off your decorations here.
The most important thing to remember is to spread the word and invite friends to your coffee morning by sending an e-invite, or by creating a Facebook event . You can even create your own door poster and design your own paper invitation to print off and pop in the post! The more people you can get involved, the more money you can raise.
What can I bake?
You don’t have to be a Mary Berry or a Prue Leith to take part and you can keep things as simple or extravagant as you like. Whether it’s a simple tray bake or an all-singing, all-dancing showstopper, it doesn’t matter. It’s all about getting involved and making time for a great cause - every cake sold could help change someone’s life for the better.
If Bake Off hasn’t already given you enough inspiration, head over to the baking section of our website where you’ll be spoilt for choice. We recommend these chocolate brownies as our favourite tray bake and this pineapple cake for something a little bit different. However, If you're an avid reader of Yours magazine, you'll know we love a bit of nostalgia! So if you'd prefer to create a more retro-themed event, we think Devonshire splits, swiss rolls, Victoria sponge cake and upside down pineapple cake would be perfect choices for this!
Where can I buy ready-made cakes and ingredients?
If you’re short on time or don’t fancy baking from scratch but would still like to take part, why not pop into your nearest Marks and Spencer food hall? They’ll be donating 10 per cent from the sales of some of their most popular cakes, biscuits, teas and coffees - plus buying these will save you lots of time too. These suggestions will be sure to get your coffee morning off to a great start:
It wouldn’t be a cake sale without this beloved classic
Lemon drizzle cake
You just can’t beat a moist and zesty drizzle cake
Victoria sponge mix
Great for new bakers, or if you’re running short of time
Serve in style with this limited-edition cake slice
A colourful and eye-catching fork selection
‘Love a Cuppa’ mug
A pretty Macmillan-themed mug, perfect for tea or coffee
A delicious selection of classic plain, iced and chocolate biscuits
How to pay Macmillan?
There are lots of ways to send off your fundraising money once your event has finished. You can either:
- Pay online here
- Pay over the phone by calling 0330 102 7890
- Pay by post by sending a cheque made payable to Macmillan Cancer Support along with your pre-printed paying-in slip (found in your fundraising pack):
World’s Biggest Coffee Morning
PO BOX 4240
- Pay at the bank by taking your money together with the paying-in slip in your coffee morning Kit to any branch of Royal Bank of Scotland, NatWest or Ulster Bank.
Don’t have the time?
If you simply don’t have the time to organise your own event, fear not! M&S cafés across the UK will be donating 5p from every coffee, tea, herbal tea and cake they sell throughout September, to Macmillan. Purchasing one of these items is an easy way to make sure that you’re still donating to the cause. Simply find your nearest M&S café. Alternatively, you can look up your nearest public coffee morning event and pop along to that instead.
- Head over to our Facebook page on Friday 29th September where we’ll be asking all of you to share photos from your coffee morning. We'll be taking part in the event too!
- To get involved at home and help support people affected by cancer, visit www.macmillan.org.uk/coffee. Join in the conversation on social media using @Macmillancoffee and #coffeemorning. To learn more about Macmillan’s partnership with M&S, please visit http://coffee.macmillan.org.uk/about/sponsors.
- For more inspirational baking ideas, see Yours magazine.