Having just held our first ever Macmillan Coffee Morning, we thought we’d delve into how the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning first came to life.
The first Coffee Morning was held in 1990, when a local fundraising committee held an event where the cost of the coffee was donated to Macmillan. The first nationwide Coffee Morning took place in 1991 with 2,600 supporters taking part. Since then, the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning has come a long way; it is now the largest and longest-standing fundraising event of its kind in the UK. In 2016, Coffee Morning raised over £29.5 million to help provide support to people who have cancer across the UK.
Over the years, some Coffee Morning hosts have taken their fundraising to the next level. This includes a Coffee Morning 100 feet underground in the Poldark mine in Cornwall, a Coffee Morning on a jet fighter and the most distant Coffee Morning being held in Antarctica. At The Bustard Inn, however, we started gently by opening our doors early with an array of cakes across the bar and the local community enjoying a slice with a lovely hot cuppa. Raising an impressive £260, we will look to build on this next year!