M&S holds worlds biggest Macmillan coffee event

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COUNTDOWN IS ON UNTIL M&S STORES IN EDINBURGH HOST WORLD’S BIGGEST COFFEE MORNING EVENT

  • Event will raise vital funds for M&S’ charity partner Macmillan Cancer Support
  • Shoppers are invited to join in the fun
  • Themed coffee mornings include Peter Pan and a Summer Fête

 

The countdown is well and truly on until M&S stores across the country host Macmillan Cancer Support’s flagship fundraising event, World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.

In what is the seventh year of M&S collaborating with Macmillan, the Princes Street, Gyle, Chesser, Criagleith and Kinnaird stores are inviting shoppers to join them for a coffee and a slice of cake on Friday 30th September as they pull out all the stops. Staff at M&S Gyle will be dressing up as Peter Pan and the Lost Boys while M&S Princes Street will be hosting a Summer Fête packed with fun-filled games.

Since M&S started supporting World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in 2010, the retailer has raised over £6 million for Macmillan Cancer Support. The money raised by M&S helps to support people affected by cancer as well as fund vital posts in local communities, right across the UK. Last year, 26 Macmillan professional posts were funded.

Jenny McPartlin, Store Manager at M&S Edinburgh Princes Street, said: “World’s Biggest Coffee Morning provides the perfect excuse to gather friends and family for a catch-up over a slice of cake and a hot drink safe in the knowledge that you’ll be making a huge difference to millions of lives across the country. We’ll have lots of fun activities happening in store on Friday 30th September, and as a cause which is close the hearts of many of our staff and customers, we’re hopeful that this year’s event will be our most successful yet. We would be over the moon if customers visit us in-store to support the coffee morning and to join in the celebrations.”

 This year’s coffee morning event comes as it is revealed that there are two and a half million people living with cancer in the UK today, a number that is set to rise to four million by 2030.

 Fundraising efforts have been underway at M&S since the start of the month and will continue until the end of September. Throughout this time shoppers will be able to enjoy a whole host of tasty treats on sale in M&S Foodhalls with 10 percent of each sale going to Macmillan. Products include a delicious Victoria Sandwich, Afternoon Tea Fairy Cakes and 13 flavours of cake and cookie mixes. All M&S Cafés will also be donating 5p from every cup of coffee and slice of cake sold throughout September to Macmillan Cancer Support.

An array of gorgeous, limited edition home products, including a bone china mug, a set of three tea towels, a cake tin and an apron will also be available in the majority of M&S homeware departments with 10 percent of each sale going to the charity.

 

Alix Wooding, Head of Corporate Partnerships at Macmillan Cancer Support, said: “With just two weeks to go until the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, we have already received a huge amount of support and we thank everyone who has played their part. Remember, whether you’re just popping into your local M&S to pick-up a cake mix ahead of hosting your own coffee morning, or planning to visit a store on the coffee morning day itself on the 30th, you’ll be helping us raise vital funds!”

Cancer can be the loneliest place, but together M&S and Macmillan ensure that more people in the UK have the support they need in their own community, so that no one has to face cancer alone.

 Volunteers can still sign up to support Macmillan’s collection efforts taking place at M&S stores nationwide throughout September. To find out more and to register your interest visit: http://volunteering.macmillan.org.uk/Opportunity/Details/4849

For more information on World’s Biggest Coffee Morning and to get your free Coffee Morning kit please visit www.coffee.macmillan.org.uk or text SEPT to 70550. 

 

To learn more about Macmillan’s partnership with M&S, please visit http://coffee.macmillan.org.uk/about/sponsors

COUNTDOWN IS ON UNTIL M&S STORES IN EDINBURGH HOST WORLD’S BIGGEST COFFEE MORNING EVENT

  • Event will raise vital funds for M&S’ charity partner Macmillan Cancer Support
  • Shoppers are invited to join in the fun
  • Themed coffee mornings include Peter Pan and a Summer Fête

 

The countdown is well and truly on until M&S stores across the country host Macmillan Cancer Support’s flagship fundraising event, World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.

In what is the seventh year of M&S collaborating with Macmillan, the Princes Street, Gyle, Chesser, Criagleith and Kinnaird stores are inviting shoppers to join them for a coffee and a slice of cake on Friday 30th September as they pull out all the stops. Staff at M&S Gyle will be dressing up as Peter Pan and the Lost Boys while M&S Princes Street will be hosting a Summer Fête packed with fun-filled games.

Since M&S started supporting World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in 2010, the retailer has raised over £6 million for Macmillan Cancer Support. The money raised by M&S helps to support people affected by cancer as well as fund vital posts in local communities, right across the UK. Last year, 26 Macmillan professional posts were funded.

Jenny McPartlin, Store Manager at M&S Edinburgh Princes Street, said: “World’s Biggest Coffee Morning provides the perfect excuse to gather friends and family for a catch-up over a slice of cake and a hot drink safe in the knowledge that you’ll be making a huge difference to millions of lives across the country. We’ll have lots of fun activities happening in store on Friday 30th September, and as a cause which is close the hearts of many of our staff and customers, we’re hopeful that this year’s event will be our most successful yet. We would be over the moon if customers visit us in-store to support the coffee morning and to join in the celebrations.”

 

This year’s coffee morning event comes as it is revealed that there are two and a half million people living with cancer in the UK today, a number that is set to rise to four million by 2030.

 

Fundraising efforts have been underway at M&S since the start of the month and will continue until the end of September. Throughout this time shoppers will be able to enjoy a whole host of tasty treats on sale in M&S Foodhalls with 10 percent of each sale going to Macmillan. Products include a delicious Victoria Sandwich, Afternoon Tea Fairy Cakes and 13 flavours of cake and cookie mixes. All M&S Cafés will also be donating 5p from every cup of coffee and slice of cake sold throughout September to Macmillan Cancer Support.

An array of gorgeous, limited edition home products, including a bone china mug, a set of three tea towels, a cake tin and an apron will also be available in the majority of M&S homeware departments with 10 percent of each sale going to the charity.

 

Alix Wooding, Head of Corporate Partnerships at Macmillan Cancer Support, said: “With just two weeks to go until the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, we have already received a huge amount of support and we thank everyone who has played their part. Remember, whether you’re just popping into your local M&S to pick-up a cake mix ahead of hosting your own coffee morning, or planning to visit a store on the coffee morning day itself on the 30th, you’ll be helping us raise vital funds!”

Cancer can be the loneliest place, but together M&S and Macmillan ensure that more people in the UK have the support they need in their own community, so that no one has to face cancer alone.

 

Volunteers can still sign up to support Macmillan’s collection efforts taking place at M&S stores nationwide throughout September. To find out more and to register your interest visit: http://volunteering.macmillan.org.uk/Opportunity/Details/4849

For more information on World’s Biggest Coffee Morning and to get your free Coffee Morning kit please visit www.coffee.macmillan.org.uk or text SEPT to 70550. 

 

To learn more about Macmillan’s partnership with M&S, please visit http://coffee.macmillan.org.uk/about/sponsors

 

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Notes to Editors:

 

For more information please contact Grayling on graylingscotland@grayling.com or 0131 226 2363.

 

For high res images of the products, samples or further information, please contact:

Laura Williams – Assistant Media & Press Officer, Macmillan Cancer Support

020 7840 3583 (out of hours 07801 307068) / Lawilliams@macmillan.org.uk

Notes to Editors:

About Macmillan Cancer Support

When you have cancer, you don’t just worry about what will happen to your body, you worry about what will happen to your life. Whether it’s concerns about who you can talk to, planning for the extra costs or what to do about work, at Macmillan we understand how a cancer diagnosis can take over everything.

That’s why we’re here. We provide support that helps people take back control of their lives. But right now, we can’t reach everyone who needs us. We need your help to make sure that people affected by cancer get the support they need to face the toughest fight of their life. No one should face cancer alone, and with your support no one will.

To get involved, call 0300 1000 200 today. And please remember, we’re here for you too. If you’d like support, information or just to chat, call us free on0808 808 00 00 (Monday to Friday, 9am–8pm) or visit macmillan.org.uk

About Spark Something Good

Spark Something Good is M&S’ way of helping customers and colleagues make a real difference. Whether it’s getting involved in the community through Charity of the Year activity, shwopping old clothes or helping M&S’ efforts to beat cancer (with Breast Cancer Now and Macmillan). It encourages customers to join in and spark something good.

Spark Something Good is an important element of M&S’ Plan A – its sustainable business plan which focuses on protecting the planet through sourcing responsibly, reducing waste and helping communities.

Find out more here: http://corporate.marksandspencer.com/plan-a/get-involved/spark-something-good     

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