What isMacmillan'sCoffee Morning?

Macmillan's Coffee Morning is our biggest fundraising event to support people living with cancer

People all over the UK host their own Coffee Morning and donations raised on the day are made to Macmillan.

A Coffee Morning can be whatever you want it to be. It could be at home, on your driveway, a hall or online, whatever suits you best. You can hold a garden get together and throw a barbeque, or treat your colleagues to some homemade bakes, or even get together with friends for a takeaway.

In 2023 Coffee Morning raised over £16 million and we hope to top that this year.

When is Macmillan’s Coffee Morning?

The official date of Coffee Morning is Friday 27 September. This doesn't mean you can't host at other times of the year! You can host your coffee morning whenever suits you best.

How you can get involved

Whatever your reason to host, no reason is too big or too small. All you have to do is sign up to host a Coffee Morning and we’ll send you a fundraising kit with top tips to get you started.

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How did it all begin?

The first Macmillan 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, we did it again the next year – only this time nationally. Since then, Coffee Morning has raised over £310 million for Macmillan.

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Get your Coffee Morning Kit

We’ll send you a fundraising kit once you’ve signed up to host a Coffee Morning. Choose from the complete classic kit with bunting, balloons and a tablecloth or our lighter kit with less paper and no plastic.

Each kit includes recipes, a collection box, event posters and a game for your event!

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Why we do it

Having a Coffee Morning is the perfect chance to catch up over a cuppa and a slice of something delicious for a great cause.

One in two of us will face cancer, and the money you raise at your Coffee Morning will help everyone with cancer to live life as fully as they can.

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Our headline partners

We’re proud to have M&S as our headline partner for the 14th year running and delighted that Costa Coffee will be joining them again as headline partner to make Coffee Morning even bigger and better for 2023!

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Holding a Coffee Morning is great fun - inviting friends and family round for a cuppa, cake and chat. The sense of achievement once it is over and you have a count up to see what you have raised for Macmillan is amazing
Jo Prebble, Coffee Morning host

Attend a Coffee Morning

You don’t have to host a Coffee Morning to take part, you can also go to one!

People hold public Coffee Mornings all over the UK so talk to friends and family or look out for posters advertising them in your local area.

They may be taking place in community centres, cafes, pubs, schools, hospitals, sports clubs.

Carry some cash

Everyone hosting a Coffee Morning is raising money for people living with cancer, so make sure you have some cash in your pocket.

You can also ask the host if they have a fundraising page or QR code to scan to donate safely and securely online too.

Be Social

The Coffee Morning social media channels are a great way to keep up to date on the latest Coffee Morning news, pick up tips from other hosts and share your event with friends, family and colleagues.

Join in the buzz on social media by sharing photos of your Coffee Morning using the hashtag #MacmillanCoffeeMorning.