Macmillan’s Coffee Morning returned on the 24th September and, this year, M&S is celebrating its 12th year as Headline Partner. This has seen the retailer raise a phenomenal £21million to help Macmillan do whatever it takes for people living with cancer and their families. As part of the cause, colleagues from M&S Colindale have been going above and beyond, raising more than £300 through a monopoly walk around London.
Using the Monopoly board as inspiration, M&S Colindale’s Michael True walked more than 30 miles spanning some of London’s key locations – or 63,288 steps! The walk took Michael almost 13 hours to complete and helped to raise just over £300 through his Just Giving page and in-store donations.
M&S Colindale is encouraging customers to get involved too. For the for the whole of September M&S will be donating 5p from the sale of every coffee and slice of cake sold in its Café’. Plus, brand new for this year is M&S’s Café Macmillan Colin Cake – a delicious chocolate sponge cake roll decorated with Mini Colin faces. Limited edition homeware and baking accessories are also available in store, with a portion of the proceeds going straight to Macmillan.
Michael True, Team Support Manager at M&S Colindale, said: “Each year Macmillan’s Coffee Morning is a massive moment in our calendar. This year it feels more important than ever, with the ongoing impact of Covid-19 still being felt by so many people – in the UK alone, almost 3 million people are living with cancer and that figure is set to rise by 4 million by 2030. It’s therefore so important we do our bit – whether you’re popping into our Café for a cuppa, or getting your bake on at home to host a coffee morning, every little helps.
“My team and I have loved getting creative this year and the monopoly walk was a big challenge, but one I’m so proud I took on. Thank you to everyone who has supported us and we’re excited to keep fundraising through the rest of September.”