Macmillan Cancer Support
Make Every Breath Count
The Baraka Khan Foundation was established to continue the legacy of Baraka Khan, who throughout her life strove to create fairer, forward-thinking and more inclusive communities. Diagnosed with incurable lung cancer shortly after her graduation from Cambridge University, her compassion for others, her unwavering faith and her unshakeable belief in the kindness of others has inspired people from all backgrounds to continue her work.
Created by the Khan family in honour of their daughter, The Baraka Khan Foundation is the vehicle through which noble projects representing all Baraka stood for are created and delivered.
Throughout her journey in fighting cancer, Baraka developed a compassionate, heartfelt connection with Macmillan Cancer Support and became a powerful advocate for the selfless support they provide to those who are suffering from cancer. Through fundraising, networking and awareness campaigns, Baraka helped spread the word about Macmillan and its vital work, giving birth to her very own campaign: ‘Make Every Breath Count’.
“Macmillan is delighted to be working with the Baraka Khan Foundation and Mosques across London to reach out to the Muslim community. Baraka Khan was a truly inspirational young woman who cared passionately about her community and her country. We hope this new initiative, named in her honour, will encourage her fellow Muslims to also be inspired to get involved in a Macmillan Coffee Morning and to help us be there for all people facing cancer.” – Lynda Thomas, Chief Executive of Macmillan
The Foundation is proud to continue Baraka’s relationship with Macmillan and is currently involved in developing innovative and inclusive engagement programmes with the charity to help even more of those suffering. The Macmillan Coffee Morning campaign of 2022 is the latest example.
The Foundation will work to continue forming new relationships on Baraka’s principles and will seek to create new champions who can continue her legacy.
Q: How do we host a Coffee morning?
You can host a Coffee Morning by following these steps: Pick a time and place, invite as many people as you can ideally a few weeks before the event, ask for help from friends, family or colleagues, decide what to make, get raffle ready, consider hosting other activities in addition to serving food, have games for guests to play, consider mixing up the type of gathering, have a clear place for donations and suggested donation amounts, and celebrate your success after the event.
All the information you need to host a Macmillan coffee morning is available here.
- About Coffee Mornings – https://coffee.macmillan.org.uk/about/what/
- Hosting a Coffee Morning – https://coffee.macmillan.org.uk/hosting/how-to-host/
- Coffee Morning resources you can order – https://coffee.macmillan.org.uk/hosting/downloads/
Q: How can I fundraise for Macmillan?
You can fundraise for Macmillan by participating in their events, getting active and taking on a physical challenge, doing your own thing such as hosting your own unique event, or fundraising in memory of a loved one. Regardless of the method, your support matters to Macmillan and helps them continue to be there for people living with cancer.
Q: How can I contact Macmillan?
For general inquiries, you can contact Macmillan’s head office. If you have a question about cancer, you can call the Macmillan Support Line on 0808 808 00 00 which is open 7 days a week, from 8am to 8pm.
If you want to talk about fundraising, events, or donations, you can call their Supporter Care team on 0300 1000 200 (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and Saturday 9am to 1pm).
More details of other ways to contact Macmillan, including an online chat, or emailing are here
Q: Can you let me know when the next Macmillan event is?
2023 World’s Biggest Coffee Morning official date is Friday 29th September 2023 and that’s when most will take place but you can hold one at a time to suit you!
If you’d like to visit a public coffee morning find out where they are being held in your area here
You can find out about Macmillan lots of different fundraising events you can get involved in here
Q: How can I volunteer for Macmillan?
If you are interested in volunteering for Macmillan, there are many ways to get involved. Find all the details here.
Support the Macmillan
By supporting Macmillan, you’re helping to ensure that no one has to face cancer alone. Macmillan provides a wide range of services, including information and support, financial guidance, and emotional support for cancer patients and their families.