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Calling all Macmillan Coffee Morning organisers!

18 Sep 2018

We're compiling a round-up of Macmillan World's Biggest Coffee Morning events around campus - get yours on the list

Macmillan Coffee Morning

The popular event is being held this year on Friday, 28 September.  If you're hosting or organising an event on campus, email and we can let colleagues know how they can support your event, by either baking or indulging!

The Coffee Morning is Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event for people facing cancer.  People all over the UK host their own Coffee Mornings and donations on the day are made to Macmillan. Last year alone over £27 million was raised and together we can make this another successful year.

Here's what's going on around campus so far:

  • The Wolfson Molecular Imaging Centre - Wednesday, 26 September in the first floor kitchen.
  • Division of Communications and Marketing - Wednesday, 26 September in LG.020 on the lower ground floor, John Owens Building, from 10:30am until it's all gone!
  • Teaching and Learning Support Office (TLSO) - Thursday 27 September, from 11am to 12noon, in the TLSO Mezzanine Meeting Room (room M1.002), John Owens Building.
  • The Teaching, Learning and Student Experience team - Friday, 28 September from 10am until 11.30am in the Faculty Social Space, Room C28, Sackville Street Building.
  • FSE Communications and Marketing team - B28 Renold Building - Friday, 28 September.
  • HR Services, 2nd Floor, Simon Building - Friday, 28 September from 9:30am.
  • Division of Pharmacy & Optometry - Friday 28 September, from 11am to 1pm in the Ground Floor Training Room, Stopford Building
  • Manchester Student Homes - Friday 28 September from 10.30am to 12pm in Unit 1-3 Ladybarn House,  Moseley Road, Fallowfield
  • Careers Service Team, 3rd Floor Project Office, Crawford House, from 11am to 11:30am, Tuesday, 2 October. There are two prizes up for grabs on the day, the 'Born to Bake' Award and the 'Waggy Tail' Award for four-legged friends, plus a raffle and Place the Cherry on the Gateau.

Please show your support by baking, tasting or donating!

If you don't have time to bake but want to bring something along, Marks and Spencer are offering to donate 10% to Macmillan on selected cakes.

The Macmillan charity understands how cancer can affect people’s whole lives – health, money, family, job; everything. And, after more than 100 years of caring, they understand that the most important thing is to treat people as individuals, not patients.

Peer support group

Here at the University, we have our own peer support group for people affected by cancer, organised by the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Team.  Anyone who has been impacted by cancer in any way - as a sufferer, as a carer, or simply as a friend - can be a member.  If you wish to be added to their confidential contact list, please email