Lynne's Loveliest Coffee Morning

Last month, Lynne arranged the most epic coffee morning together with her daughter Sarah (who is one of our amazing volunteers) to raise funds for Juvenile Arthritis Research. 

Lynne planned ahead and let us know the resources she needed from us to help raise awareness of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. 

She also set up an online giving page to enable those who couldn't make it in person to her coffee morning to donate. 

Lynne wrote so eloquently on her Just Giving page saying

"I am thrilled to be fundraising for the Juvenile Arthritis Research cause through a coffee morning event. I will be hosting this charity appeal to raise funds and awareness for children like my granddaughter Chloe who are suffering from juvenile arthritis.

Juvenile arthritis is a condition that affects thousands of young lives, causing pain, inflammation, and limitations in mobility. These children deserve a chance at a pain-free childhood and a future filled with possibilities.

By supporting my fundraising efforts, you can make a real difference in the lives of these brave children. Your donation will go directly to the charity, ensuring that it reaches those who need it most. Together, we can provide vital resources for research, treatment, and support services.

I am truly grateful for any contribution you can make towards my target amount of £500. Every pound brings us closer to our goal and gives hope to those affected by juvenile arthritis.

Please join me in making a positive impact on the lives of these young people. Your generosity will not only change their lives but also inspire others to support this important cause.

Together, let's create a brighter future for children living with juvenile arthritis."

She used the bunting and other resources from our Fundraising pack to decorate her house ready for the coffee morning along with the most incredible cakes for her friends to enjoy. 

Lynne raised an absolutely phenomenal £1,034 in total from the proceeds of the coffee morning and Just Giving page along with the gift aid from donations (totally smashing her target!) We are incredibly grateful to Lynne and Sarah for their amazing effort. You can read about Lynne's granddaughter, Chloe, on our JIA stories page at

After the event Lynne told us:

"I’m delighted with the amount. Everyone was so interested in the charity and so generous. My daughter Sarah helped too. Chloe sent me a lovely Thank You card bless her."

There is so much we can learn from Lynne's fundraising coffee morning when planning a fundraising event. We'll share a few tips here but would love to hear other tips and ideas too: 

Remember that we can only do the research, awareness and support work that we do thanks to our amazing fundraisers. So a huge thank you to Lynne, Sarah and everyone who has ever fundraised to help make life better for children and young people with JIA. Thank you!