Llanelli M&S customers joined millions across the country to take part in the store’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning event on Friday 28th September, which saw cake sales, a guess the amount of sweets in a jar challenge and a spin bike.
The store was staggered by the generosity, support and involvement of the local community in the fundraising efforts for Macmillan, with plenty of coffee, tea and cake eaten along the way. With donations still coming in, the final fundraising total has yet to be announced.
As well as the coffee morning event, the Llanelli M&S store has been helping to raise funds for Macmillan throughout September by donating 10 percent of each sale from a variety of tasty treats from M&S Foodhalls, such as the limited edition Macmillan ‘Colin the Caterpillar’, which is available throughout September. M&S Cafés have also donated 5p from every hot drink and slice of cake sold to the charity.
2018 marks the ninth year that M&S has supported Macmillan as the headline partner of World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. In this time M&S customers and colleagues have helped to raise over £13 million for the charity, including £3.5 million in the last year alone, which is enough to fund 65 Macmillan professionals for a year.
Paul Lewis, Store Manager at M&S Llanelli said: “We have been overwhelmed by the level of support we have received from local customers for this year’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. Macmillan plays such a vital role within our communities – so many people are impacted by cancer in some way so we’re thrilled to have helped raise awareness and funds for the charity. A huge thank you and well done to both our customers and colleagues who have helped make this year so successful.”
The generosity of local customers and determination of colleagues to help make this the most successful World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, will help to fund Macmillan professionals who play such a vital role within our community.
Natasha Parker, Head of Corporate Partnerships at Macmillan Cancer Support, added: “I’d like to say a huge thank you to all colleagues and customers at M&S who took part in Coffee Morning. It’s wonderful to see so many of you coming together to help raise vital funds for people living with cancer.”
To learn more about Macmillan’s partnership with M&S visit here.