The M&S cuppa that can change lives

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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

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