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Macmillan Cancer Support is a one of the largest charities in Britain providing practical, medical, financial and emotional support to people facing cancer as well as their carers, families and local communities. In 2017 alone, the charity supported 1.6 million people via Macmillan professionals and services.

The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event and has been running since 1990. It has so far raised over £200 million for people facing cancer. The main idea is quite simple – everyone can host their own coffee morning to raise money for the cause. Does this sound like something you’d like to get involved in? If the answer is yes, then all you need to do is sign up online and Macmillan will send you a free kit with decorations, posters, donation box and everything you need to set up your event.

latte coffee and cake

As a company, Tchibo Coffee Service has always supported charity work and fundraising. This year we will take part in The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning by raising money at our head office in Epsom. The day involves a range of fun activities for everyone and of course, loads of coffee!

Are you struggling with ideas on how you can raise money? Don’t worry! Check out our 4 simple ideas to fundraise for Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in your hotel, coffee shop or office!

1. Create special flavoured coffee recipes

Who doesn’t love a special flavoured coffee as a treat? Create a special coffee recipe as a promotion on the day and ask your colleagues to make a donation per drink. For coffee shops and hotels, communicate to your guests or customers that for every drink sold you will make a donation to Macmillan. Check our winter drink recipes for fresh ideas. If you are not ready to let go of summer just yet, our summer drink recipes are also worth a try.

Baking cakes

2. Ready, set, BAKE!

A coffee-themed dessert is always a win. Ask your colleagues to bake cakes using coffee as one of the ingredients and get guest judges to choose the best ones. They can win points for appearance, taste, originality – the sky’s the limit! Offer a prize to the winner and the remaining cake can be sold off to donate to Macmillan.

3. Show off your barista skills with the latte art challenge

Show off your skills! Get your baristas to take part in a latte art challenge. Ask them to make a donation to enter the competition and the winner receives a prize. This easy-to-organise idea will entertain participants with a little bit of healthy competition and showcase their skills to your guests, customers and colleagues.

barista pouring latte art

4. Guess the number of coffee beans in a jar

This is a very easy one which works well in any business – try it in your office as a competition for your colleagues or ask your guests or customers to enter in your hotel or coffee shop. Simply pay to guess the number of coffee beans in a jar and the winner gets a prize. Simple but effective!

guess the coffee beans

Here at Tchibo Coffee Service HQ, we’ll be running all of these activities this September! We will have our SCA trained baristas preparing delicious recipes in our Smokin’ Bean café, we’ll be channeling our inner Paul Hollywoods and competing in our very own Bake Off, we’re hosting a coffee themed quiz and we’ll all be wearing bright colours! Follow what we’re up to on our Twitter – we’ll be posting throughout the day!

fondant fancies

The impact of charities for those in need is huge. Knowing that you have helped someone in a difficult time in their life is not only fulfilling but empowering – definitely one of the best investments you can have.

Being involved in such a great cause is not just beneficial for the people who you are helping, it is also a great way to boost the morale of your coworkers, incorporate team building activities and promote your business by taking photos of the event and posting them on social media and on your website.

Be creative, have fun and raise money for a good cause!

If you are not able to take part in The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, you can donate directly to the charity here.

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