Companies in Kingston raised thousands of pounds at the World’s biggest coffee morning in aid of Macmillan cancer support on Friday 30th September.
M&S were joined by Macmillan nurses, alongside more than 30 other participating stores, after a week of fundraising events.
“Macmillan is something that we always sponsor every year,” Natalie, from Nationwide said. “I think for a few of us at the branch it’s a bit more of a personal thing as well, because we’ve had family members, friends, etcetera, who have been affected. So everyone’s getting behind it.”
Companies in Kingston united to fundraise by holding raffles and bake sales.
M&S barista Danny Pidgeon said: “My manager and few of us have been out this week asking different stores to contribute vouchers and things like that for raffles, and they have, every single one we’ve been in. Everyone has contributed.”
Kingston MP James Berry and deputy mayor Cllr Rowena Bass also joined in the huge coffee morning at Alpha Road Community Group for a cake and a picture.
“Macmillan is a charity that’s close to the hearts of many of our customers and colleagues,” M&S store manager, Jon Reddie said. “The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning provides the perfect opportunity to get your friends and family together to enjoy a coffee, a cake and a catch-up for what is a very worthy cause.”
The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning started in 1991, and has since raised over £75 million for the charity.
A few of the companies involved in Kingston this year were Nationwide, M&S, Las Iguanas, Carewatch, The Gym and the Kingston Theatre Hotel to name just a few.
To get involved next year, visit http://coffee.macmillan.org.uk/hosting/get-involved/