Monkey Forest have a latté time for Macmillan Cancer Support
This week, the team hosted a coffee morning, in amongst the monkeys, in aide of Macmillan’s national campaign to raise vital funds for people living with cancer.
The team raised their mugs for Macmillan and due to being surrounded by cheeky monkeys, decided to save the cake for another time – in the office where no thefts could occur!
The official day of Macmillan’s Coffee Morning is 24th September, so get in the spirit, grab a brew and support a great cause!
We will be having some donation boxes dotted around the park to encourage visitors to make a small donation when visiting the fascinating attraction – so keep an eye out for not only the monkeys but the boxes also on your next visit.
Macmillan relationship fundraising manager in the West Midlands, Pauline Lewis said: “There’s no reason too big or too small when it comes to hosting a Coffee Morning – but to be surrounded by monkeys whilst enjoying a cuppa is definitely a great one!
“Macmillan’s Coffee Morning is our biggest fundraising event to support people living with cancer, and the money raised makes a huge difference. As our funding comes directly from donations, we couldn’t be more grateful for our supporters, like the wonderful team at the Monkey Forest.
“It’s an unfortunate truth that most of us have been affected by cancer in some way, and one in two of us will be diagnosed with the disease. Every penny raised through Coffee Morning goes to supporting people living with cancer and ensuring Macmillan can continue to deliver vital services. However, suits you best, whether it’s surrounded by friends, family or monkeys, Macmillan encourages everyone to raise a mug and take part in Coffee Morning 2021.”
Last year, Macmillan raised over £10 million through Coffee Morning, and they are hoping to beat that this year. The official Coffee Morning date is 24 September, but you can hold yours whenever you like. It’s easy to register online, and Macmillan will post you a fundraising kit to help you get started, just visit: https://coffee.macmillan.org.uk.