Bloggers Meet for Macmillan

Off the back of the Smiggle event I went to I joined a lovely group called South Wales parent bloggers and saw an invite to attend a Macmillan Coffee Morning. It was in Parc Play Cardiff so I thought I’d go along and introduce myself.Parc Play

You’ve probably already heard of or been to a Macmillan coffee morning event. It’s really easy to set up and you can sign up on their website to receive a free hosting pack to do your own. It’s a really nice event to do because people are so willing to get together to support it and donate to the charity and eat lots of cake together.  There’s lots of ideas and downloads on their website to help you host your own too.parcplay

Last year Macmillan raised £25 million through their national coffee morning. I was really interested to read all the things Macmillan actually do with that money. They can provide a specialist cancer nurse to someone dealing with a diagnosis, they can provide grants that can help to pay for things like a blender for people on a special liquidised diet as a result of their cancer treatment or hire a room for a support group to meet. It is obvious that Macmillan are there ‘on the ground’ helping people in very practical ways. Often as friends and family we don’t know what we can do to help and I think that’s why so many people and families are so grateful to Macmillan for their knowledge and support. So needless to say I was made up to be invited along to join in and promote the event this year.

I had been to a Macmillan coffee morning a few years ago organised by my friend Rachel as she was going through her cancer treatment. I fondly remember it because it kind of gave a positive spin on a terrible circumstance as I felt I was doing something active to help in some tiny small way. I got to catch up with some old workmates and we played games and nattered which made for a lovely fun atmosphere. Parc Play was one of the places we visited with the kids while Rach was going through her treatment too so it was nice to return again to support Macmillan.

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Rach, me & Laura

This year’s coffee morning is being supported by Marks and Spencer and they have a range of lush cakes that you can buy and 10% of the sales of them will go to Macmillan. ms-cakes

Overall it was a lovely afternoon and I really enjoyed getting to meet  some other local mummy (& granny) bloggers. A special thanks to Cathryn of Cardiff Mummy Says for organising the event and being so welcoming to me as a newbie blogger. Thanks so much. Here we are left to right- me, Cathryn Cardiff Mummy Says , Sally Teddy Bears and Cardigans , Alina We Made This Life , Kerry All About A Mini Norris and Leanne A Slice of My Life Walesmummy bloggers

Right, I’m off to see about signing up to host one at my church. 🙂

Keep Calm and Carry On Linking Sunday

 

13 Comments

  1. 22nd September 2016 / 11:38 am

    Such an amazing cause and those cakes do look scrummy #kcacols

  2. 22nd September 2016 / 9:08 pm

    It was lovely to meet you Kate. I’m so glad you came along. We have a lovely and supportive blogging community here in South Wales and it’s always lovely to meet people in person. I’m so sorry to hear about your friend. x

    • 22nd September 2016 / 9:58 pm

      Thanks Cathryn. Lovely to meet you too. Thanks for being so welcoming 🙂 x

  3. 25th September 2016 / 8:28 pm

    I organised a Macmillan Coffee Morning during my first mat leave at a local church hall. The babes loves having the floor space to explore. I was so chuffed how the mums made an effort to bake or bring cake or donate if they didn’t bring anything! Well done for making your own event a success. Now I want to eat cake! #KCACOLS

  4. 28th September 2016 / 12:04 pm

    Ahh how lovely that you got to meet some local bloggers! It’s great to have a supportive group close by! Sounds like you had fun and I would always be up for cake – especially if its for a good cause! 😉

    Thank you for linking up to #KCACOLS and I hope to see you back again on Sunday x

  5. 29th September 2016 / 3:38 pm

    This is such a great cause. I love the idea that you can also host your own tea party. It is nice to see that you are meeting other mummy bloggers! It is always really nice to meet your blogger friends in person. This is something that I enjoyed the most! Thanks so much for sharing this at #KCACOLS. It is lovely to have you, x

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