KBCM 2016


Kenya's Biggest Coffee Morning was a Success!

Here are 2015's topline statistics:

We had a total of 51 hosts which saw roughly 6,000 take part
65 AA Ground Coffee packs donated by Java were drunk.  
3,700 posters, invites, envelopes and thank you notes were printed
921 delicious pastries were kindly donated by Ennsvalley Bakeries were eaten

Our main speakers were Dr. Esther Nafula who talked about the cancer scene in Kenya and early signs, Komal Shah and Heather Cuthbert who talked about nutrition, our patient support manager Phillip Odiyo who touched on the importance of balance between the mind, spirit and body and Dr James Mbogo who touched on the risk factors of getting cancer in  Kenya. 

 We raised Kshs 4 million for Faraja!

‘Kenya’s Biggest Coffee Morning is becoming an increasingly important event for Faraja as it not only raises vital funds, it also raises awareness. My team could not provide the quantity or quality of care, that we do, if it was not for the efforts of our incredible KBCM hosts. Make no mistake, your are part of the Faraja family helping to make Kenya a better place for those with cancer a disease no-one should have to face alone.  I look forward to seeing you all again next year!’ Philip Odiyo - Patient Support Manager, Faraja


This year we had NEW coffee morning hosts namely:

4 Banks
1 mosque
An apartment complex
1 university and 1 college
1 host from Naivasha and one from Nanyuki
6 offices/institutions

A special thank you to hosts who have done it second year running, we appreciate your continued support.

I would also like to take this opportunity to provide a special mention to our top fundraising hosts in 4 categories:

  • Top individual: The Ladies of Bridge the Gap in Nyali, Mombasa led by Shakila Mamujee raised Kshs 573,000 (It is worth noting that Shakila was also top individual last year well done)
  • Top company: Tausi Assurance raised Kshs 652,201
  • Top school: USIU-Africa raised Kshs 80,000
  • Top Salon/Spa: Revitalise Wellness Center raised an incredible Kshs 1,000,777 throughout the month of October

Throughout the month of October, some ingenious ideas came to life, such as hosting a coffee morning at an apartment complex, getting advance pledges from staff members and clients before hand, selling cancer awareness ribbons and hosting a coffee morning Zumba/Yoga session

"We have had such a great fun coffee morning in Naivasha. Shaira came and talked about Faraja. We also had Sammy, a survivor,  who has been helped by Faraja with his cancer and now looking fit and well. What a fantastic initiative"  - Susan Church, KBCM HOST, GreenPark, Naivasha

I must give a special mention to the cancer survivors who came to various coffee mornings. Thank you so much for sharing your moving testimonies and being a true testament to "life after cancer". 
As always we are thankful to each and everyone who took their time out to organise Kenya's Biggest Coffee morning for us. If you would like to organize a coffee morning next year, kindly email our Fundraising Manager Cindy at cindy@farajacancersupport.org.

To take part, please let us know your contact details, and where your coffee morning will held. We'll send you a Coffee Morning Kit which includes invites and posters to advertise your event. All donations on the day will give hope and support to children and adults living with cancer. No-one should have to face cancer alone. Every cup counts. Every host is a hero.

For further details please contact:

Cindy - cindy@farajacancersupport.org - 0727 529 287
Arwa - arwa@farajacancersupport.org - 0727 529 287

Yes, sign me up today. I will be a host as part of Kenya's Biggest Coffee Morning Event