Anne hosted her own coffee morning, find out how it went.
How I did it
I wanted to hold a coffee morning at my house to raise awareness in my community of YoungDementia UK. My father was diagnosed with dementia at a young age and I know the challenges faced by those affected by this condition.
I set up an event on my Facebook page and invited everyone I know locally. I had a great response and lots of people said they would be bringing their young children so I factored that into my planning.
On the day I set out a selection of cakes, made a pot of coffee and a pot of tea. Then I also got out some craft activities for the children. I downloaded the bunting template from the YoungDementia UK website and printed, cut and threaded the bunting to decorate the kitchen. I also printed some posters about the charity and a signing in form.
Rather than charging per slice of cake I decided to ask people for a donation when they came in and everyone signed the gift aid declaration too so the value of their donation was increased by 25%! A few friends who couldn’t come asked if they could donate anyway and so I sent them a link to the YoungDementia UK website to donate.
Guests came between 10.30am and 12noon and it was a lovely morning. We raised over £100 from donations which was fantastic!