National treasures Julie Waters, Judi Dench and Joanna Lumley were just a few of the celebrities asking people to #raiseamug for Macmillan Cancer Support’s flagship fundraising event – the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning – took place on Friday 29 September.
With one in two people now facing cancer at some point in their lifetime, all money raised by the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning will help Macmillan support the growing number of people living with cancer – and help ensure that a life with cancer is still a life.
A host of other famous faces also showed their support for this year’s Coffee Morning and will #raiseamug on social media, to help encourage even more people to get involved. These include star of stage Elaine Paige, actress and Loose Women presenter Lisa Riley, TV chef James Martin and actor Les Dennis.
Having raised over £29.5 million in 2016, Macmillan hopes that this year’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning will raise even more vital money. Macmillan provides emotional, financial, medical and practical support to people living with cancer across the UK and is encouraging everyone to get involved and help fundraise.
Macmillan supporter Dame Julie Walters said: “World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is ingenious, simple and fun and is all about people coming together. Whether it’s friends and family, or colleagues at work, getting involved is easy and you’ll be doing something extraordinary to help Macmillan support people living with cancer.”
As shown above, official partner Marks and Spencer has created an exclusive range of homeware items – including the ‘Love a Cuppa’ mug – available in stores throughout September, with ten per cent of sales being donated to Macmillan. Last year, M&S raised £3.2million for Macmillan – enough to fund 66 health care professionals for a year.
One in two people will now face cancer at some point in their lifetime, so it’s time to get together and change lives with every slice. From a small gathering in a local home or community centre that raises £25, to larger get togethers in offices or shop chains across the country raising £1,000s, every single Coffee Morning is important.