How to host

Socially Distanced Coffee Morning

Whether it’s in the garden, the office kitchen, outside the community hall, at school, or on the street for your neighbours to enjoy, make sure to have plenty space and easy access. Create your own posters online to promote your event. You could even offer special delivery time slots for pre-orders too.

Socially Distanced Coffee Morning
  • Sign up - choose a date and time
    Sign up - choose a date and time
  • Spread the word - call, email or text an invite to all of your friends
    Spread the word - call, email or text an invite to all of your friends
  • Let them know when they can drop by and donate, safely
    Let them know when they can drop by and donate, safely

Virtual Coffee Morning

Whether it’s 3 or 300 guests, your video call can be whatever you want it to be. You’ll receive a free fundraising kit and your own personalised fundraising page, so your guests can support you and donate ahead of the day.

Virtual Coffee Morning
  • Sign up - choose a date and time
    Sign up - choose a date and time
  • We will send you a link to create your own page via email
    We will send you a link to create your own page via email
  • Invite your guests to respond online
    Invite your guests to respond online

Virtual Coffee Morning Fundraising Ideas

Whatever shape your virtual Coffee Morning takes this year, you can’t beat a good cuppa, in good company. To get the dough ball rolling, we’ve shared some of our favourite ideas.

  1. Think cocktails but caketails, and make some boozy bakes together.
  2. Set your virtual background, which includes your QR code, to take donations on the day.
  3. Give a £1 fine every time someone talks on mute!
  4. Quiz over Coffee, bake-themed of course.
  5. Host an online-bake off with your guests.
  6. Write the name of someone special on a mug, and raise them together in exchange for donations.
  7. Set each other challenges and donate if you forfeit.
  8. Skill swap or recipe swap in exchange of donations from your guests.

See our fundraising resources

Socially Distanced Coffee Morning Fundraising Ideas

We have all-new ingredients to help you find the perfect way to host your Coffee Morning.

  1. Picnic blankets in the park, it’s your ready-made 1 metre squared.
  2. BYOT. That’s Bring-Your-Own-Thermos.
  3. Fundraise from your front door with a Coffee Morning-to-go.
  4. A garden party, in the great outdoors.
  5. Have a cuppa with your neighbours and donate a few pence over the fence.
  6. Get together with your nearest and dearest for a brew and biccies.
  7. Take Coffee Morning to your loved ones with doorstep deliveries.

We’ve included some guidance based on government guidelines (PDF) about how you can host a Coffee Morning in a safe and socially responsible way.

Shop for supplies

shop for supplies

Make hosting your Coffee Morning a breeze with our range of special products from the Macmillan Online Shop.

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Prepare for the big day

Prepare for the big day

Popular meals always go down a treat, check out some of our delicious recipes you can bake yourself or with friends.

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