Very recently a close blogger friend of mine lost a dear friend to cancer. A young wife and mother to two small children. Another life stolen by a cruel and unsparing disease. You can read the beautiful essay on grief that Emma wrote on her blog.

We are both part of a small blogging “tribe”, and of course all of of us were there to support Emma, even if only virtually. So much of blogging life is virtual – we chat online, we read, we comment, we support, we love. As we were talking we starting to think about our influence. There are so many of us – not just in our little gang – but together. How much influence could we wield?

We started to talk about doing some Macmillan coffee mornings, but we are scattered far and wide, and only a few of us could meet up, if any. So we thought, why not have a virtual coffee morning? And why not invite other people to share our virtual coffee morning, with a social media thunderclap and a call to action? Why not see just how far we could go, together, against something that affects and hurts everybody? Who hasn’t lost someone to cancer, or seen someone struggle to overcome it? My son will never know his Nan, just as I never met my mother in law. My own mother lost her best friend to cancer. Help us.

We bloggers, as a collective, we could really shout. How many people could we each get to donate say £5 to charity? To Bart’s Charity and to MacMillan, for both cure and care? So we have set a date for bloggers, and the people who read our ramblings, to have a virtual coffee morning. To spend 10, 15, 30 minutes, whatever we can spare, to sit and have a drink, and to talk to our friends, either in person or online. To ask people to donate to these amazing causes, that could change lives, that could save lives.

Will you join us? Write a post, use the #bloggersbeatingcancer badge or the picture below if you want to, just let people know what we are hoping to do, when and why. Every penny we raise goes towards two brilliant charities. Cure and care.

#BloggersBeatingCancer – join us on Friday 30th September at 10.30am, for coffee and a social media thunderclap. Use the hashtag, get your friends involved, get fundraising if you can.

Please donate to or share our fundraising page, which is open from today – https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/bloggersbeatingcancer

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42 thoughts on “#BloggersBeatingCancer

  1. I can’t make it because I’m getting married that day, but I’m going to promote the heck out of this for you. I’ll also make a donation. It’s a fantastic idea and I’ll make sure I have a drink for you guys!

  2. Brilliant Sarah, I remember discussing this and thinking it was an amazing idea I’ll be joining in for sure…. Is there an official thunderclap to sign up to or are we just going to do this on the day? Off to give a good share xxx #glorioustriballoveroony

  3. Brilliant idea and something very close to my heart. I would have loved to join you love,y ladies, but sad,y Holly has her ballet class at 10.30 on Fridays’s. I’m going to a MacMillian coffee morning and will be donating, such a brilliant charity. X

  4. Oh this is absolutely brilliant idea. I’ll be sure to spread the word. I am out of he country that day but if I have wifi and can I will certainly try and drop in and say hello, it such a great cause for something that effects so many. Wonderful idea. Thank you for sharing it at #familyfun hope you can come back again next week xx

  5. Wonderful, wonderful idea! I’ve already set up a coffee morning event on the Nottingham Bloggers Facebook page I’m involved in and sent an invite to 35 members.

    I will be ready with coffee and bickies and cake and will donate!

    I will see if I can get a post sorted but I will happily put a badge on my website.

  6. I will certainly give this a share and join in. I lost two grandparents and a colleague who was only 30, cancer is cruel and we all need to help support these amazing charities. Sarah #FabFridayPost

  7. I have just lost my sister loosing her fight to lung cancer in the Summer. It was hard to overcome. I’ll be sure to join in on the day and help to promote this too. Thank you for sharing with us on #FabFridayPost x

  8. This is such a great idea. I lost my nan to cancer 8 years ago. I will definitely try and be there for this. If not I will definitely donate.x #kcacols

  9. This is a great idea for those that are unable to get out, I will definitely share 🙂 I will be at work on that day but we usually have a coffee morning planned in support of MacMillan. #KCACOLS

  10. This is a great idea. Cancer has suddenly loomed very large in my family life over the last 6 months. Unfortunately I’ll be working on the day but will donate and join in if/when I can. #KCACOLS

  11. I think this is a great idea. I lost my dad on Easter Sunday to cancer, so I really know the pain people go through seeing their loved ones in pain and losing them, I am going to be holding a Macmillian coffee morning myself. I have the pack all ready, now to make the tea and cakes 🙂

  12. This is a great idea. I very recently lost my uncle to cancer, as well as my nan a few years ago, so it’s a subject close to my heart and I can really appreciate all the amazing work Macmillan do. Will definitely try and get involved on the 30th for this fab cause #KCACOLS

  13. This is such a brilliant idea. I will try and spread the word but won’t be able to make it myself as I will be at my mothers house which has next to no internet in the middle of nowhere. Good luck with it!

  14. I’m so pleased to be a part of this and will be hosting a coffee morning with myu NCT friends to raise money for Macmillan. Well done to you and Emma for organising this and raising awareness. #fabfridaypost

  15. This is fabulous, just shows you what blogging – and bloggers working together can achieve! This is my feature post for the #stayclassymama linky this Thursday and I will share your campaign on Twitter. I can’t get involved in the actual coffee morning as I’ll be at work but I’ve made a donation. Have a great time xx

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