A coffee morning is a great way to get together with friends or neighbours, or to meet new people.
Everyone loves a nice cuppa, particularly if accompanied by a slice of cake, so why include a small charge to help raise money for Brake.
Remember, a coffee morning doesn't have to be a huge community event held in a big hall, it can also be just a a group of friends in your lounge. Easy to organise, fun to do and so very worthwhile!
Below is our foolproof guide to how to organise your own charity coffee morning.
Where to hold it?
Find a suitable venue; perhaps your home or garden, a friend’s house or even at work – these are ideal venues as they are often cosy and accessible, with the use of a kitchen.
For larger coffee mornings, think about booking a church hall or other community area. Arrange this in advance and check about whether there will be a cost involved. Some community halls may be free or cheap to hire.
When to have it?
Choose a date which is far enough in the future to allow time to plan and prepare; this will also give your guests plenty of notice to be able to attend. Let everyone know about your event by putting up posters and send invitations to your friends and family.
What you will need?
- A facility for making tea and coffee,
- Tea, Coffee, Milk, Sugar, Juice
- Hot water
- Cakes, buns and all things yummy!
- Plates or napkins
- Spoons, forks, knives
- Tongs and disposable gloves (if you are serving the cake)
- Moneybox/bucket for donations,
- Bin bags
We can provide a Fundraising pack which includes stickers,
posters and a paying in slip so you can bank the money you
- Decide beforehand whether to charge a set amount for a cup of tea or coffee, or whether to accept any donations as a goodwill gesture. You could also have a price for a coffee and cake combo.
- Make sure people are aware of the ingredients that you use, in case of any allergies people may have.
- If using a big venue, visit beforehand to see what the space is like - whether there are toilet facilities and how many people can comfortably be seated in the area. Are there enough tables and chairs? Is there a kitchen area? Also when booking the room remember to include the time needed to set up and clean things away
Fundraising is fun!
In memory of Liberty Baker, friends and family recently organised a coffee morning in the local pub and it raised a staggering £380 for Brake. As well as scrummy cakes and buns, they also sourced raffle prizes and arranged for a couple of craft stalls. A hugely successful event to not only raising awareness about road safety but also raising vital funds for Brake. Thank you to all involved.
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