Local trust company, Hawksford, has invited its neighbours for coffee and cake this Friday as part of Macmillan Cancer Support’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.
On Friday 28th September, offices, community groups, friends and families will be gathering to take part in this national initiative to raise money for the charity which supports sufferers of cancer and their families.
The annual event first took place in 1990, when a local Macmillan supporters group in the UK decided to hold a coffee morning – as they might ordinarily do – but donated the proceeds of their coffee to Macmillan. The idea seemed simple, yet effective, so they suggested the idea be adopted nationally. The first nationwide World’s Biggest Coffee Morning was then launched in 1991. That year 2,600 people registered to hold coffee mornings across the country. Since then it has raised over £60 million in total for Macmillan Cancer Support, and has continued to grow every year – in 2011 the event raised £10,079,153.
‘We are looking forward to Friday,’ said Peter Murley, chief executive. ‘The Esplanade is home to some significant sized organisations and therefore there’s an opportunity to sell many cups of coffee to raise money for Macmillan. I’m sure our neighbours will support us and enjoy a cup of coffee and piece of cake for charity.’
Hawksford will be providing the Esplanade with a coffee cart this Friday which will be serving regular coffees, mocha, cappuccino or latte coffees for just £1, with the profits from each sale going towards Macmillan. The coffee cart will be open from 8.30am and will be located at the Hawksford office at 15 Esplanade (opposite Liberation Station).