Fancy a coffee Friday 29th September and a chance to raise funds for Macmillan?

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  1. Jenben

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    The World's Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 29th September is Macmillans biggest fundraising event for people facing cancer. They ask people all over the UK to host their own coffee morning and donations on the day are made to Macmillan. Last year alone they raised £29.5million and this year they wish to raise even more.

    Motorhome Fun will be the first online, virtual coffee morning for Macmillan. We are trailblazers, proudly supporting people facing cancer.

    How can you get involved in this great event ?

    Could you give up your coffee and cake on that day and instead donate those funds to Macmillan?

    Would you drink your coffee and eat your cake but then make a donation to Macmillan?

    Will you attend a Macmillan coffee morning in your area ? You can then donate cash directly on the day and get a cup of coffee and a piece of cake at the same time.

    What would be wonderful is for you to post a photo of you drinking a cup of coffee or eating cake on that day. If you are wearing purple or drinking out of a purple mug that would be even better (we love a bit of purple over on the morning funsters thread). If your photo is positively purple I will send you a virtual purple cupcake (fat free).

    Ways to donate to Macmillan :

    By Text to 70550 using code JAM VUK4 to donate £5 , this is our own MHFun code!
    By donating on the Website www.macmillan.org.uk/coffee.
    By phone 03301027899
    By making a donation at a coffee morning in your area, if you go on the website you will find details of those organised near you.

    Speaking of coffee mornings, if you are in the area of @Jim place on the day, Jasmin Camping at Sutton-on-Sea, I will be holding my own Motorhome Fun coffee morning, there may be purple cupcakes.

    Thanks for taking the time to read this, I hope you can get involved. Special thanks to @The Old Man who came up with this great idea and helped set this up.

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    Well done @Jenben. I'll support it. I don't know where we'll be on those dates but a purple cup cake might be an incentive!

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    Well done Jenben.

    Hopefully booked in;

    Check-in date: September 28, 2017

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    I will not offer to bake anything as you may die @Jenben , but I will join you at Jims and provide some top coffee for whoever turns up.
     
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    Ordering my mug in prep.
     
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    Hold on a minute, aren't you the woman who made gin and tonic cheesecake ? o_O I dont remember dying after eating that although some evenings in your company have left me with a sore head :whistle:

    Thanks for offering to help :)
     
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    I'm at Vanbitz that day, getting a BatteryMaster fitted. I'm sure that we will partake of the free coffee for customers in the reception area and will happily make a donation to Macmillans for this very worthy cause. If @eddievanbitz has purple cakes on sale for charity I'm sure we would also support that! Are any other Funsters there on that day?
     
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    I think, if I remember correctly, it turned out to be gin and tonic custard, with a biscuit base.
     
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    That's a nice thing to do mrchrysalis , no idea if Eddie will have purple cupcakes but I can provide him with a recipe if he fancies knocking some up :)
     
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    Hi @Jenben Me and Glenn are in. It's the day after we get back from Portugal so would not be able to make it to @Jim but will do something. Well done to you and @The Old Man for setting it up. Although I think its just a plot so he can feed his coffee addiction. :whistle:
     
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    Hi @Jenben ..cracking idea..I'll try and remember the 29th. .
    But even if I forget I'll make a donation...
    Is there a prefered method.. you've listep a few:)..
    Andy.
     
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    What a great idea although I think @Hils and Glenns may be right:LOL:

    I'll be there..... Virtually :coffee: :)

    Wonder if @Jim could give us some special purple smilies for the day???
     
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    Hello Andy you are a lovely chap, don't worry I will be reminding people ! Well I don't mind how people donate but if you use the text no. that is specific to MHFun and I suspect Macmillan will be able to tell us how much has been raised on that number but in all honesty any way you donate is fine (y)
     
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    Now why am I not surprised you will be reminding folk:LOL::LOL:
    It sort of makes more sense to use the mhf route to donate but get what you're saying...
    Hope all is good...
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    @Jenben what a fantastic idea. We used to attend a friends coffee morning every year and made a donation. In all honesty we were just going through the motions then I was diagnosed with cancer and came into contact with Macmillan. They are absolutely brilliant, I am unable to praise them enough. My wife wanted to do a coffee morning but we don't really know enough people here so we will be definitely making a contribution. I just wish more people knew about the great work they do.
    Well done for organising this I am truly grateful.
     
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    Morning @Dartagnan I know you would like more people to know about the great work Macmillan do, by posting your experience on here you are doing just that so thank you.
     
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    I wonder if @Jim could make some special edition Purple Smiley Flags to sell at a premium Charity Price. He could store them in the space where the yellow ones would be if they weren't always out of stock!
     
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    Brilliant HilsandGlenns , hope you have a good trip, maybe you could bring back a few Portuguese cakes ?
     
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    Well I managed to do the text thingie. ....
    Remember to leave a space.. me first attempt failed:(
    How does it get the money ..... just got a mesage saying thanks for the donation..how does that work:D?????
    Andy..
    Well I think I know how it gets the money ... my phone account is debited I believe.. just had a message saying it had been auto topped up ..which I have set up but
    How will that work for others trying to make text donations if you don't have a cash balance with your provider..
     
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