So, are you feeling inspired to host your own Garrod Day Coffee Morning? Follow our quick step by step guide to hosting the perfect coffee morning.
1. Plan the Day Right: Think about the venue, the treats and the date. The venue would be where you would be hosting your Garrod Day Coffee Morning, whether it would be at home, at work or your local community centre. The most important part of the coffee morning is what treats you will be offering. Ask your guests to bring a baked good and make sure you bake something tasty yourself. Finally, the date of Garrod Day is the 25th of November every year, as this is when we celebrate Sir Archibald Garrod’s birthday.
2. Publicity: Make sure you spread the word about your coffee morning so you can invite as many people as you can! Use social media channels to talk about your upcoming coffee morning, create a Facebook event or use a Twitter hashtag #GarrodDay #AKUCoffee. If anyone can’t attend but still wants to donate, think about setting up a JustGiving page or Facebook Donation post. You can also advertise the event using our AKU poster design which can be downloaded below or posted to you.
3. Keep it Safe: Remember to correctly label food with any ingredients that could cause an allergic reaction. You can write down these ingredients and put them next to the cakes as a note. Consider looking at the Food Standards Agency Website for more advice on how to follow good practise when selling food,
4. Keep the Buzz Going After the Event: The event doesn’t end after the coffee morning, make sure to post everywhere the success of your coffee morning. Include lots of photo’s, quotes and how much you raised for the AKU Society. Don’t forget the AKU Society is happy to publicise your success as well, we do regular blog posts and social media posts.