Last week Flowcrete UK held a coffee morning at its headquarters in Sandbach, Cheshire in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.
The resin flooring specialists joined in with the charity’s ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ fundraiser in order to help raise funds for the organisation.
Every year, Macmillan ask people from across the UK – and sometimes further afield – to hold coffee mornings, where donations are made on the day. In 2013, 154,000 people signed up to host a coffee morning, raising a record £20 million for charity.
Flowcrete’s Alan Key organised this year’s event at The Flooring Technology Centre and even baked a batch of his famous cupcakes to be sold in aid of Macmillan, as well as holding a ‘Guess how many beans are in the coffee jar’ competition.
The event started in 1990, after a local fundraising committee decided to hold a coffee morning where people came along to meet and mingle- as they might ordinarily do – but donate the cost of their coffee to Macmillan in the process.
The idea proved so effective that they rolled the model out throughout the nation. The first National World’s Biggest Coffee Morning was held in 1991, when 2,600 people registered to hold coffee mornings across the country.
Since then it has raised over £113 million in total for Macmillan Cancer Support and this year the charity hope to raise even more money to help change the lives of people affected by cancer.
Throughout the year Flowcrete UK organises various fundraising events in aid of charities such as Breast Cancer Care, Comic Relief and The Marie Curie Cancer Care.