For over two decades, Macmillan Cancer Support have been helping millions across the UK, and the rest of the world, host coffee mornings in support of people living with cancer. It’s an amazing cause to raise money for – and the coffee mornings themselves can be a great way to catch up with friends and family you haven’t seen for a while. Read on below for tips on how to make your own morning a success, so you can enjoy a nice cuppa, a cake with friends and raise money for a good cause in the process.
Organising the space
Having a lot of people round to enjoy your coffee morning can be fun, but it also poses some problems. For one, will everyone fit? Sorting out your living space beforehand means you don’t have to run around trying to find seats or space for food and drinks last minute before your guests arrive. When it comes to your food and drinks, plenty of strong, stable surfaces are ideal, so spillages and dropped cakes are kept to a minimum. When it comes to hot tea, it’s always better to be on the safe side.
Ensuring you have plenty of seating space available is also key. If you know your coffee morning is going to have a lot of people attending you could spread the event across two rooms rather than using just your living or dining room. If it’s a more intimate affair then this might not be an issue, but bear in mind that no one likes having to stand up when everyone else is sat down.
By hosting a coffee morning, you could raise enough money for charities like Macmillan so they can provide personnel and services for cancer patients, like paying for nurses to aid cancer patients and their families. The money you raise could also go towards helping charities run information and support centres, helping people with cancer get the best advice and support through difficult times.
We hope you enjoy hosting your own coffee morning this month; we’re sure you’ll have a great time. Don’t forget, it’s well worth exploring the Macmillan website and downloading plenty of free resources to make your day that bit more special. From invites and thank you posters, to bunting and party games, Macmillan have gone the extra mile once again to ensure your coffee morning will be amazing.