- It’s low-cost and low-effort to organise. Grab a kettle and some custard creams and you’re away.
- It’s sociable. What better way to bond with colleagues than over a cuppa and slice of cake?
- It will make you very popular with your colleagues. Most of us don’t need a reason to reach for the biscuit tin. So as an organiser you’re onto a winner.
And if you’ve got a company profile on JustGiving, staff can link individual and team fundraising pages from their own coffee mornings to it. A Plan Insurance is a great example of a company using our company fundraising tool to raise money for the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.
Add a hint of competition
Try raising a little extra by raffling a hamper of baked goodies. Or you could hold a cake competition: ask staff to don their pinnies to bake a cakey delight, and award prizes for the best entries.
Macmillan’s own staff held a bake off – the meringues and cupcakes you see pictured are just a few of their delicious offerings.
Dress to impress (or to raise a smile).
Get into the spirit of the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning by swapping your usual work attire for fancy dress – how about sprucing up your suit with a frilly apron?
Include colleagues who are out of the office
These days people don’t have to be sitting at their desks in the office to work. Plenty of people work from home and elsewhere. Take inspiration from Bolland & Lowe, a brand and communications agency in Liverpool, which held a cyber coffee break for employees who couldn’t make the real thing.
And don’t forget, if you’re unable to hold a coffee morning at all, you can still support Macmillan by making a donation.
However you decide to get involved, let us know your coffee morning stories by leaving a comment below.