Dobbies Garden Centre is raising vital funds for Macmillan’s Coffee Morning this week, by hosting its own ‘Raise a Cup’ event in its Haresfield store.

‘Raise a Cup’ will run from now to Sunday 27 September in Dobbies' restaurant, from 10:30 each day, with customers able to enjoy a hot drink and a cake for £5.99.

There will be opportunities to make donations at the till and throughout the restaurant, plus a chance to win a cake bundle by guessing the weight of the bundle. 

The official Macmillan's annual Coffee Morning fundraiser, which turns 30 this year, takes place on Friday 25 September, with Dobbies hosting a special Facebook Live event with a coffee specialist from 13:00 to 13:45. Gosia Lendzioszek will chat through fun facts and myth busters about coffee, host demonstrations, invite questions, as well as encouraging people to donate online.

Dobbies will also be encouraging customers to show off their best home-baking on social media with a competition to win an Afternoon Tea for two. 

Graeme Jenkins, CEO at Dobbies, said: “Macmillan Cancer Support deliver amazing work and we hope that our ‘Raise a Cup’ event contributes to the fantastic fundraising efforts taking place across the UK.”

Dobbies will give the full donation from the sale of cupcakes, collections at the tills and buckets located in the restaurants, from guess the weight of the cake bundle as well as online during the Facebook Live event.

Macmillan Cancer Support offers essential care and advice for those affected by cancer; from initial diagnosis through to treatment and aftercare, as well as supporting family members and carers.

The funds raised from Macmillan’s Coffee Morning allow the charity to continue to provide emotional, clinical and financial support for people living with cancer.