The countdown is on for Macmillan Cancer Support’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday, September 27.

People across the country are being encouraged to take part, share in the fun and raise vital funds for the charity.

Events can be hosted whenever you want and will make a difference however you get involved. Whoever you invite and whatever you serve, you can host your coffee morning your way, says the charity.

One in two of us will face cancer. Macmillan is not government funded, so without the public’s generous help, the charity simply can’t provide the services that are needed.

All the money raised is vital and the charity highlighted exactly what your funds could be raised to help with.

• £250 could pay for five people living with cancer to attend a health and wellbeing event, providing them with the skills to improve the management of these areas in their lives.

• £335 could pay for a Macmillan grant that helps a family affected by cancer take a holiday and enjoy precious time together.

• £546 could pay for a Macmillan Social Care Worker for a week, helping patients, family members and carers manage the social and practical problems of living with cancer.

• Every £800 we spend on our phone service could lead to our welfare rights advisors on the Macmillan Support Line helping people living with cancer claim up to £31,480 in benefits they are entitled to.

• £1023 could pay for a Macmillan nurse for a week, helping people living with cancer and their families receive essential medical, practical and emotional support.

Sign up for Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning today at or you can use their tool to find your nearest coffee morning.