All over the UK, gatherings small and large are being organised to raise funds for the Macmillan Cancer Support World's Biggest Coffee Morning using coffee machines. Strictly speaking, the 'event' is to take place on 30 September 2011 but money raising events are happening all the month. The main thing is to raise funds for this important cause. So many people are affected, either directly or indirectly, by cancer that it is a charity which is close to the hearts of many.
What is happening in Devon, for example? This is a county that should be proud of itself. In 2010, published figures indicate that around £130,000 was raised for Macmillan and of course this year it is hoped that last year's record will be smashed.
And there is every chance it may be – already over 1,000 coffee morning events have been scheduled. Jo Amor in Tiverton is one such example. However, if you are in Devon on 30 September, the chances are you will not be far away from an event.
Buckinghamshire is another county with a big heart and where plans are afoot to hold coffee mornings. In Tingewick Village Hall there will be a good old traditional coffee morning event. As well as drinking coffee made with coffee machines, visitors to the local hall will be able to buy cakes at the local cake stall, or purchase craft items from the stalls. Games will also be available. The organisers of the event also ask for additional donations of books or puzzles or other gifts that are in good condition and could be re-homed, while raising money for the cancer charity.