Join us this September to help support Macmillan. However you're getting involved this year – from hosting to enjoying a visit to the M&S Café – Let's Do Coffee.
We’re so proud to be celebrating our 14th year as headline partner of the Macmillan Coffee Morning. And we’re doing whatever it takes to raise money for people living with cancer. Every cuppa makes a difference.
This year, Macmillan Coffee Morning is teaming up with our iconic Magic Coffee® – exclusively available in the M&S Café – to celebrate the achievements of our 14-year partnership and the magic Macmillan professionals create for people living with cancer.
Macmillan’s Coffee Morning is back this September. Whatever your reason to host, your support has the power to raise vital funds for people living with cancer. The official date is 29 September, but you can host yours whenever you like and in whatever way you’re able to.
We’ll have a range of products available in store this September to help make hosting fun and easy, including our special Macmillan-themed Colin the Caterpillar cakes – which include a 10% donation.
Head to the Coffee Morning site to get your free fundraising pack and find out more about how you can get involved, whether you want to host a get-together yourself, buy a cake or support Macmillan in other ways. Whatever your reason for hosting, it’s a great one.
So whether you host a Coffee Morning get together, treat yourself to one of our special Macmillan-themed Colin the Caterpillar cakes, which include a 10% donation, or choose to support Macmillan in other ways, there are lots of options to show your support this year.
In the UK, almost three million people are living with cancer. That figure is set to rise by four million by 2030.
Since 2010, M&S has raised more than £25 million for Macmillan Cancer Support, an extraordinary amount that could fund around 400 Macmillan professionals for one year.
The money M&S colleagues and customers raise this year will go towards funding Macmillan professionals who do whatever it takes to support people living with cancer, like Julie, an M&S bra fitter at the Derby store.
Julie was diagnosed with Squamous cell carcinoma in her lymph nodes in 2021. Julie accessed Macmillan’s support throughout and following her surgery, rigorous chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatment.
“I took advantage of Macmillan’s six-week counselling sessions, not long after treatment. I felt at the time, you find a lump and then you’re in the machine, lurching from one appointment to the next. Then you’re almost spat out at the end. You just don’t really have time to process what has gone on until you are out the other side.
“Those six free sessions really helped to process what I’d been through.
“I remember one time, I was in A&E taken in by ambulance because of the chemo. I’m sat there crying, thinking how awful this situation was. I phoned Macmillan and had a chat. They were just there.”
Julie also accessed Macmillan’s support following her dad’s cancer diagnosis, which inspired her to fundraise for Macmillan.
“I’d used the Macmillan help line three to four times then. They were amazing: just to have someone you could phone and have a chat to in a specialist way. That’s why I started doing the Macmillan Coffee Mornings, to do some payback for that.”
Since then, Julie has raised an incredible £7,000 for Macmillan through her Coffee Morning events. Help us to support more families like Julie’s by taking part in Coffee Morning this year.
For information, support or just someone to talk to, call 0808 808 00 00 or visit macmillan.org.uk.
We’re giving our favourite teatime treat, Colin the Caterpillar, another special Macmillan makeover this year, in honour of Macmillan Coffee Morning.
Inside, he’s the same irresistibly chocolatey swirled sponge we all know and love. But outside, he’ll be adorned with a mix of Macmillan’s colours, including green sprinkles and white feet. A 10% donation from sales of big Colins and matching mini Colins will go to Macmillan Cancer Support.
This September, we’ll donate 5p to Macmillan for every coffee, slice of cake, Colin frappé and hot chocolate enjoyed in the M&S Café. Why not tuck into our deliciously chocolatey Macmillan Colin the Caterpillar cake topped with mini white chocolate Colin faces and Macmillan sprinkles. This year we are also donating £1 for every afternoon tea sold in selected stores.
Join us and take part in Macmillan’s biggest ever collection between 22-24 September in all M&S stores and selected Costa stores across the UK. It’s so easy to take part – find your nearest store – and help raise vital funds for Macmillan.
Macmillan collections volunteers, Aman and Trevor (pictured).
Denise Van Outen and James Duncan from Blue have recorded a rendition of the classic song, 'That's What Friends Are For'. All proceeds from sales of the single – which is released on 1 September – will go towards supporting Macmillan.
Our range of fabulous online flowers are the perfect way to thank your host, set the scene or show someone you’re thinking of them. Throughout September, 10% of sales from selected bouquets will be donated to Macmillan Cancer Support.
If you’re hosting a Macmillan Coffee Morning this year and want to bake up a storm in your kitchen, discover all the inspiration you need on our new home of recipes. You’ll find everything from classic sponges to easy, no-bake fridge cakes.
*Please note, buying ingredients for these recipes at M&S won't donate directly to Macmillan.
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