Frequently Asked Questions

QWhen does Kenya’s Biggest Coffee Morning (KBCM) happen?

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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.  

QWhat is a KBCM’s Host?

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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.

QWhere do KBCM’s take place?

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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.

QI live overseas can I host a KBCM?

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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.

QHow much does the event raise?

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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.

QWhat support is given to a KBCM Host?

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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.

QWhat other support can be given?

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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.

QHow much should I expect my KBCM to raise?

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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.

QWhere does the money go?

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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.