World’s Largest Coffee Morning with Macmillan Cancer Support

Oct 02, 2016 in Leightons News

Leightons Macmillan coffee morning with balloons

Thanking Everyone for their Generosity

Leightons Opticians & Hearing Care hosted another fundraising event for Macmillan Cancer Support this year, and with massive success. Raising over £1,600 between our branches and head office, it was a fabulous turnout of sweet treats and loyal customers generously contributing to our coffee morning.

Rebecca Sharp, Leightons Director of Operations, was pleased with this year’s effort - ‘we’ve again supported Macmillan’s “World’s Largest Coffee Morning” event, raising funds and awareness for this vital charity.’ As Rebecca comments, “Leightons is a proud supporter of Macmillan and I’m delighted this year’s Coffee Morning has been so well supported by our staff and customers. So many are helped by Macmillan, including customers and staff, so getting together to share cake, coffee and a chat is just one way we can do our bit to help raise funds for them.”

Some Extra Special Thanks To…

flower cupcakes

Our store specialists aren’t just experts at their jobs, but they make pretty good bakers too! Kirsten from Swindon donated a selection of beautifully decorated cupcakes, winning ‘Best Cake’ in our internal competition.

oreo cheesecakes

Rupa, from Woodley, supplied mini Oreo cheesecakes which won our ‘Most Unique Idea’ category. Both winners received a box of Hotel Chocolat chocolates to enjoy with their branch.

Everybody put in extra effort to make this year’s Coffee Morning a success, with some of our branches fundraising figures taking lead. Putney raised an amazing £281.59 over the course of the event, followed by Southampton raising £112.65. Farnham fundraised a total of £97.30, with Epsom following closely with £91.00 donated. The commitment put in to Macmillan’s “World’s Largest Coffee Morning” from every member of Leightons is a great example of the strong community values shared across the whole business.

We would like to personally thank everyone who has supported our coffee morning, we can’t wait for next year’s event!

Macmillan Cancer Support

The money raised by Leightons Opticians & Hearing Care will be used by Macmillan Cancer Support to continue supporting those with cancer, and families affected. All it takes is £28 for a family to receive essential medical, practical and emotional support, so every donation really does make a difference.

We are already looking forward to hosting our next Macmillan Event, but if you have been inspired to host your own Coffee Morning, visit the official Macmillan Cancer Support website( to start fundraising.