Join in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning – 30th September

Julia Marsden - Head cook at Canalside
Julia Marsden – Head cook at Canalside

Canalside Farm, Great haywood, has announced today that they will be joining in on the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 30th September, in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

The Coffee Morning Campaign, which is Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event, raised a staggering £25 million last year across the UK and this year they are aiming to raise even more.

Canalside are hoping that they can help them achieve this target, by doing several special offers on the day in their new Café. For every hot drink purchased in their Café between 9am and 11am on the 30th, Canalside will be donating £1 to the charity. They are also encouraging their staff and customers to bake cakes and bring them down to the Café on the morning, where they will be sold with all proceeds being donated directly to Macmillan.

Owners Chris and Wendy Barton said:

“We are always looking at ways in which we can raise money for charity and now that we have the Café, we are delighted to be able to use it for such a worthwhile cause. Shockingly, there are now 2.5 million people in the UK living with cancer and by 2030, it is predicted that this figure will rise to 4 million people. Macmillan do an amazing job of ensuring no one faces cancer alone. So we really hope that people will come and support the event, so that we can raise as much money as possible.”

The new Café certainly has plenty of space to host the event, with seating for 72 customers inside, plus an additional 40 people outside, on a lovely decking area, overlooking the Trent and Mersey canal. So what better way to raise money for charity, than to spend a relaxing morning with a coffee and cake, whilst watching the canal boats go by.


The idea for the fundraising event came about in 1990, when Macmillan held their first ever coffee morning. It was a rather small affair with the simple idea of guests gathering over coffee and donating the cost of their drink to Macmillan in the process. It was so effective that they ran it again the following year, only this time on a national scale. Since then, Macmillan Coffee Mornings have raised a staggering £138 million for the charity.

If you would like to attend the Coffee Morning, Canalside Farm is located in Great Haywood, It is situated just off the A51, between Stone and Rugeley (postcode ST18 0RQ). The Farm Shop and Café are open every day from 9am to 5pm.

For further information please telephone 01889 881747 or log onto the their website