Last Friday, CrewPass hosted a Macmillan Coffee Morning event at our Southampton, UK office. Employees submitted their baked goods for a bake-off. Business units in the surrounding area were invited to try baked goods with the option to donate to the cause. All our donations for the fundraising event have been passed to Macmillan Cancer Support. We were able to raise just under £300 through our bake sale/coffee morning event.
About Macmillan Cancer Support
Macmillan Cancer Support is a non-profit organisation that supports people living with cancer. They provide a variety of services which aim to inform and support cancer patients, survivors and their friends and family in tough times. Macmillan Cancer Support is one of the largest British charities and provides specialist health care, information and financial support to people affected by cancer. They have a Macmillan Support Line, which you can call if you need advice or just simply need someone to speak to: 0800 808 00 00.
The Coffee Morning Event
Macmillan Cancer Support encourages donations through its coffee morning fundraising events. The official date of Coffee Morning is September 30th, but it can be held on any date. Macmillan’s Coffee Morning is actually the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, and in 2021, they raised over £11 million. The first Macmillan Coffee Morning happened way back in 1990 and since has raised over £290 million for the cause.
How your money can help...
£71 could help run Macmillan’s Online Community forum for over 3 hours. Typically, that would give nearly 198 people affected by cancer both emotional and practical support.
£100 could pay for a person affected by cancer to attend a health and wellbeing event, providing them with skills to improve the management of these areas in their lives.
£350 could pay for a Macmillan grant that helps a family affected by cancer take a holiday and enjoy precious time together.
£606 could pay for a Macmillan Support Worker for a week, helping patients, family members and carers manage the social and practical problems of living with cancer.
£1135 could pay for a Macmillan nurse for a week, helping people living with cancer and their families receive essential medical, practical and emotional support.
How to donate:
There are multiple ways a person can donate to the cause. We aimed to raise a minimum of £200 from our local bake-off, but we would like to raise as much as possible for the cause. You can scan the QR code or click the link below:
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