The M&S cuppa that can change lives
M&S in Guildford is inviting customers in for a cup of coffee and a slice of cake in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support’s annual World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.
M&S customers and staff have already raised £10 million for the charity, and this year the Guildford store will join forces with M&S cafés nationwide to host the Coffee Morning on September 29.
It is a part of other M&S fundraising activities taking place across the country this month. Customers are already enjoying a host of tasty treats in M&S foodhalls, with 10% of each sale going to Macmillan. This includes M&S Victoria Sandwich and Lemon Drizzle cake, plus biscuits, cupcakes and baking mixes.
All M&S cafés will also donate 5p from every hot drink and slice of cake sold throughout September to Macmillan Cancer Support.
M&S has also launched a range of limited-edition Macmillan homeware items, including a Best Baker cake slice, a set of four cake forks and Love A Cuppa mug – perfect for hosting a coffee morning with friends or family. An array of chic bag accessories designed by artist Rob Ryan will also be available in stores this month, with all proceeds going to Macmillan.
The money raised will help fund vital Macmillan professionals in local communities, such as nurses, occupational therapists and dieticians.
Money raised last year was enough to fund 66 Macmillan professionals.
M&S Guildford store manager Kim Eden said: “Most of us have been affected by cancer, so Macmillan is a charity very close to the hearts of our customers and colleagues.
“The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is a fantastic opportunity to get together with friends, family or colleagues to enjoy coffee and cake – all while raising money for a fantastic cause.
“We’d love as many of our customers as possible to join us in the M&S café on September 29.”
Natasha Parker, head of corporate partnerships at Macmillan Cancer Support, said: “As our flagship event, the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is a great way not only to fundraise but also to bring together communities nationwide. With the support of M&S and their customers, we are sure that 2017 will be another huge success, raising vital funds for people living with cancer.’’
To get involved see www.macmillan.org.uk/coffee and join the conversation on social media using #coffeemorning .
M&S ambassador Joanna Lumley promotes a Macmillan Coffee Morning at a London store