Whip up a fabulous fundraiser during Coffee Morning Month

Fundraisers can stir up support for John Taylor Hospice this April by taking part in Coffee Morning Month.

The annual event encourages families, friends and work colleagues to get together to host or join in with coffee mornings and fun activities.

Last year dedicated hospice supporters served up afternoon tea parties, whipped up delicious cakes for sale and challenged each other to bake-off competitions - raising thousands of pounds to ensure people can access expert care at the end of their lives.   

Hospice supporter Sue Nation is planning to invite neighbours, family and friends to a coffee morning at her Streetly home next month. Sue’s husband Dave Nation was cared for by John Taylor teams in 2012 and the family are regular supporters. Sue and her daughters, Emma and Lisa, feel that the hospice was a home from home for Dave and fundraising is their way of saying thank you.

"They did everything for him – and for us," said Sue. "One of us stayed every night and we were all made to feel so welcomed and comfortable. When we needed the hospice it was there for us and we want to make sure it will be there for the next people who need it too.”

Kerry McGrath, Community Fundraising Manager at John Taylor Hospice, said: "We've dedicated the whole of April to our Coffee Morning Month campaign and we'd love as many people as possible to get on board with our fundraising.

"Whether you plan to host your own bake sale or be a guest at a friend’s afternoon tea party - every penny you raise means so much to us. Your money will be used to help patients living with a terminal illness to access compassionate care and support and it will ensure their loved ones are looked after too.

"If you've never fundraised before then don't worry as hosting an event is great fun! We're here to help you and we'd love to hear what you have planned so please do get in touch."

Find out how you can raise money for a great cause by calling the Fundraising Team at John Taylor Hospice on 0121 465 2000 or emailing

Visit the hospice website at to find everything you need to make your event a great success including posters, bunting, invitations and tasty recipes.

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