M&S has once again joined forces with Macmillan Cancer Support.

A collaboration now in its seventh year, M&S Cafés nationwide will support the charity by hosting a coffee morning on Friday, September 30 in celebration of the popular initiative, and is calling on customers to join in and do their bit too.

And from 1 September, M&S shoppers have been able to enjoy a whole host of tasty treats on sale in M&S Foodhalls with 10% of each sale going to Macmillan. Products include a delicious Victoria Sandwich, Afternoon Tea Fairy Cakes and 13 flavours of cake and cookie mixes!

All M&S Cafés will also be donating 5p from every cup of coffee and slice of cake sold throughout September to Macmillan Cancer Support.

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An array of gorgeous, limited edition home products, including a bone china mug, a set of three tea towels, a cake tin and an apron will also be available in the majority of M&S homeware departments – with 10% of each sale going to the charity.

This year’s event comes as it is revealed that there are two and a half million people living with cancer in the UK today, a number that is set to rise to four million by 2030.

M&S has supported World’s Biggest Coffee Morning since 2010 and during this time the retailer has raised over £6 million for Macmillan. The money raised by M&S helps to support people affected by cancer as well as fund vital posts in local communities, right across the UK. Last year, 26 Macmillan professional posts were funded.

Colin McGreevy, Store Manager at M&S Belfast said: “Macmillan is a charity that’s close to the hearts of many of our customers and colleagues which is why we’re determined to make this year’s event our most successful yet.

“World’s Biggest Coffee Morning provides the perfect opportunity to get your friends and family together to enjoy a coffee, a cake and a catch-up for what is a very worthy cause. If you aren’t hosting your own coffee morning then we’d love to see you join us in-store on September, 30 to help us raise funds. We will also have Macmillan-themed goods on sale throughout September, so you can still do your bit even if you only have a short amount of time to pop into store.”

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On the day of the coffee morning event, Macmillan professionals will be able to claim a free coffee, whilst every customer who has an M&S Sparks Loyalty Card and has selected Macmillan as their chosen charity will be granted a double donation – from 1p to 2p – on each transaction.

Volunteers are also encouraged to sign up to support Macmillan’s collection efforts taking place at M&S stores nationwide throughout September. To find out more and to register your interest, click here.

For more info on World’s Biggest Coffee Morning and to get your free Coffee Morning kit, you can visit coffee.macmillan.org.uk or text SEPT to 70550.

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