World’s Biggest Coffee Morning


World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

Macmillan Cancer Support provides practical, medical and financial support for families facing the toughest fight they may ever face.

The charity was founded in 1911 by Douglas Macmillan after he watched his father die of cancer. His father's pain and suffering moved Douglas so much, he founded the 'Society for the Prevention and Relief of Cancer'.

Douglas wanted advice and information to be provided to all people with cancer, homes for patients at low or no cost, and voluntary nurses to attend to patients in their own homes.

Much of Douglas’ legacy remains today and Macmillan Cancer Support not only offers support to people living with cancer and their families but they push for better cancer care wherever they can.

In 1990 a local fundraising committee decided to hold a coffee morning where, as they usually would, people came to enjoy a cup of coffee, a slice of cake and good company but on this occasion the money raised from the coffee was donated to Macmillan. 

The idea was such a success and so simple that in 1991 the model was rolled out nationally for the first World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. 2,600 people registered to take part. Since then over £75 million has been raised through coffee mornings for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Last year we held our fist coffee morning at Kitchen Craft headquarters and raised a staggering £592.95. This year, on the 27th September, we hope to raise even more to help this fantastic charity. We will be holding a bake sales with a French twist, offering cakes traditionally found in a French patisserie including Éclairs, Macaroons and Madeleine’s.

Have you registered for your own coffee morning yet or find one that has been organised in your local area by visiting

Get ready…Get involved… Help raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support!