Put simply, every October, lots of people decide to do something special by hosting a Kenya’s Biggest Coffee Morning (KBCM) at home, work or school. It’s our biggest fundraising and awareness event of the year.
Every drop of coffee drunk, and delicious nibble of cake consumed will give hope and support to children and adults living with cancer – no-one should have to face cancer alone. All our services are provided free of charge.How does it work? What shall I do?
At the very heart of the event is our hosts. Wonderful people who put their hands up, and decide to run a KBCM on behalf of Faraja Cancer Support. Collectively they make an enormous impact.
In 2015 over 3,000 either hosted or attended a KBCM raising Kshs 4 million.
In 2016 over 4,000 either hosted or attended a KBCM and raised Kshs 3.13million
Many had expert cancer speaker present to. The goal for ALL OUR COFFEE MORNINGS is to raise Kshs 6 million - together we can make it happen.
Meet Alina Haq- Marketing Manager at Suite 101 and Kaya Spa at the Tribe Hotel. Over the past two years she has hosted a KBCM Coffee morning - raising Kshs 187,433. Alina came up with the genius idea of donating 10% of Kaya Spa treatments to Faraja, as well as auctioning amazing pink cakes at their Suite 101 bakery, which both staff and customers loved!
To sign up today. Call Cindy on 0727529 287 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
KBCM’s come in all different shapes and sizes, this is what some hosts did last
year to give some inspiration for yours.
“Having a cake auction at my KBCM not only got the party going, it was a star fundraiser”- Azmina Biviji
“We agreed to contribute a percentage of a special beauty treatment for the whole month of October. Our customers loved this concept” - Susan Rodrigues, Revitalise Wellness Center
“Our whole school dressed down for the day, in exchange for a donation. The mums brought cakes in to sell to” – a popular idea used by many schools in 2015 ( Oshwal Nairobi- Juniour Academy, Brookhouse school, Hill Crest Prep School)
“I hosted a small intimate tea/lunch at home with people I knew were close to the cancer cause”- Njeri Olang ( first time host)
“Our company held a company-wide event which 400 people came to. Faraja arranged for a cancer expert to give a talk, and after we all drank lots of coffee and ate healthy cakes!”- Charles Ndegwa, EBU-Safaricom
·It’s an easy event to do – both in Kenya and overseas.
·A great way to involve and teach children the importance of philanthropy..
·Works well as a company networking event which give staff the opportunity to learn from expert cancer speakers.
·To remember a loved one who has had personal experience with cancer.
·To engage customers in a different way.
·To support Faraja and make a difference to those living with cancer in Kenya.
When does Kenya’s Biggest Coffee Morning (KBCM) happen?
Any day in the month of October. You pick a date and time in the month that works best for you and the people you would like to invite.
What is a KBCM’s Host?
Wonderful people, at the heart of the event, whom make KBCM happen. A host(s) typically sets the date, works out who to invite and decides upon a theme. They then promote and host KBCM. Most enjoy it so much they do it again the following year.
Where do KBCM’s take place?
In the past KBCM’s have taken place in school grounds, at home, bridge clubs, hairdressers salons, spas, hotels, company offices, art galleries, country clubs, banks and farms.
I live overseas can I host a KBCM?
Yes! Last year we have KBCM held in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK and Sri Lanka. We can email you the support kit and look forward to seeing some photo’s of your event.
How much does the event raise?
In October 2015 there were 44 hosts, 3000 people attended raising Kshs 4million. In 2016 we hope to raise Kshs 6 million, and The goal for 2016 is 60 need to find lots of hosts to help us do it.
What support is given to a KBCM Host?
Lots! The fundraising team is by your side every step of the way. At the beginning, we will meet/call to chat through ideas that could work. You will also be sent at KBCM support kit which includes many ideas and items such as invites (e-invites and digital), posters to promote the event, posters to put up at the event, table cloths, collection tins and clear examples of where the monies go. The Faraja team, expert cancer speakers and cancer survivors often attend the events to.
What other support can be given?
For large gatherings, such as company hosted events or community groups, Faraja can provide expert cancer speakers. These are highly sought after and regarded. We can also provide coffee, coffee cups and pastries – kindly donated by our sponsors. If this level of support is offered we ask for an agreed pledged fundraising amount.
Often companies will make a corporate donation as they days truly benefit the health and well-being of their staff.
How much should I expect my KBCM to raise?
We encourage hosts to be ambitious with their goals. So many people have been touched by cancer you will find people are normally very supportive and generous. Last year the average KBCM raised Kshs 147K, but they ranged from Kshs 38K to Kshs 1 million. Every single shilling was put to good use.
Where does the money go?
To one of Faraja’s core services that bring hope and life-saving support to those living with cancer in Kenya today. This include running month support groups, our weekly Crafts For Cure Program, free complementary therapies, movement classes like yoga and zumba, counselling, nutritional therapy and providing medical assistance grants.
For further info:
Mobile: 0727 528 287
To read more on how successful KBCM 2015 was
SIGN UP BELOW! EVERY HOST WILL RECEIVE FREE POSTERS/INVITATION CARDS THAT YOU CAN USE TO INVITE YOUR FRIENDS/FAMILY TO A BREAKFAST/EVENING OF FUN AND SHARING- ALL FOR A GOOD CAUSE!