This is our biggest event of the year (actually the UK’s biggest non-televised event!). Incredibly, our amazing supporters raised over £28 million in 2015 and we’re hoping to beat that this year. Fingers crossed!
It all started over 26 years ago, with the very first Coffee Morning held by a local community group in 1990. This year, Nationwide is helping us get even more people involved, signing up to hold a coffee morning in their local community – from toddler groups to local gyms, fire stations to book clubs. So why Macmillan? We know 900 people a day are diagnosed with cancer in the UK. We also know that one in four people diagnosed with cancer have felt isolated and alone. At Macmillan, we want to reach and improve the lives of everyone affected by cancer.
The money you raise through Coffee Mornings helps fund vital services, ranging from Macmillan nurses and cancer information booklets, to information centres and our amazing website and support line. These services can mean the world to someone who has just been diagnosed or affected by cancer. They’re the lifeline needed to ensure they don’t feel alone and can face their next steps on their cancer journey with the support they need and deserve.
Jill, a Nationwide Customer Host at the Milton Keynes branch, was diagnosed with cancer in 2015 and used a Macmillan Information Centre for support.