September 26th marked the biggest annual fundraising event that Macmillan Cancer Support hold – their World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. You’re bound to have seen adverts and invitations over the past few weeks as it felt like most of the country took part; schools, churches, supermarkets – on a scale that could even top the whopping £20 million that was raised in 2013.
Ever the rule-breakers, we at the Staffordshire Cancer Advocacy and Support Project, held ours on the day before – Thursday 25th September. This made more sense to us as more of us were free that day and even better, some of us were then able to attend two coffee mornings!
We were joined by Hands4Wellbeing (http://hands4wellbeing.co.uk/) who offered relaxing mini massages to our guests and talked about some of the ways their complementary therapies could be used to help people affected by cancer.
Delicious homemade cakes included: an orange polenta cake, a chocolate and courgette cake and a beautiful chocolate and raspberry roulade with only two syns! Plus muffins and cupcakes and some lovely gooey chocolate squares, donated by OPAAL’s Kath Parson.
Macmillan have yet to reveal this year’s total but we’re delighted to have raised £177 through our cakes, games and donations – not bad for a morning’s work!
Did you take part in a Macmillan Coffee Morning this year? Tell us about it in the comments!
Joanne Coulson, Staffordshire Cancer Advocacy Caseload Officer