Our Macmillan Coffee Morning was a great success!

Published: 22/05/2019

On the 25th of September we helped in the fight against cancer by supporting Macmillan Cancer Support’s “World’s Biggest Coffee Morning”.

On the 25th of September we helped in the fight against cancer by supporting Macmillan Cancer Support’s “World’s Biggest Coffee Morning”.

One in three of us will face cancer, and the money we raised at our Coffee Morning will help to make sure that no one has to face it alone.

The event first started in 1990, when a local fundraising committee decided to hold a coffee morning and donate the cost of their coffee to Macmillan in the process. The idea was such a simple, yet effective one that it was suggested the model be taken up on a national level, and in 1991 over 2,600 people registered to hold coffee mornings across the country. Since then it has raised over £138 million in total for Macmillan Cancer Support.

This year we invited our customers, staff past and present, friends and communities to join our team for a BIG coffee morning to raise funds to help Macmillan achieve their goal. Thirty six staff, customers and visitors called in to support us at the Ewyas Harold Memorial Hall.

Staff at Bluebird Care Herefordshire worked hard, baking delicious cakes, delivering leaflets to publicise the event and others beavered away in the kitchen, keeping the tea and coffee flowing. All this was to the jovial accompaniment of Banjo Brian who kept us entertained with toe-tapping music from the past. There were entertaining games, including ‘Guess the Dots on the Cake’ and a raffle.

Neighbouring businesses at the Wormbridge Business Centre very generously supported our event when we took round a tray of cakes later that afternoon.

As a result of the coffee morning we managed to raise £232.83 in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, which owner of Bluebird Care Herefordshire, Hazel Godsall, matched to double the amount to £465.66.

Special thanks to our neighbours, Roma from Creative Timbers (info@creativetimbers.com) who generously supplied the wood for our signposting at no cost and Tony from Indesign who arranged the printing of the signs. Tony kindly put them up on the roadside and collected them all afterwards at no charge!