New to Cuppa?
Organise the Perfect Cuppa
1. Register as a Cuppa Host
Contact your local CANSA Care Centre and indicate that you wish to host a Cuppa For CANSA, and to collect your Host Pack.
2. Find Host Resources
CANSA’s Cuppa Theme: My Cuppa My Story
Our theme for 2019 is #MyCuppaMyStory, providing a platform for cancer Survivors (patients) and caregivers to share stories that can inspire Hope. Our CANSA ‘Global Heroes of Hope’ truly demonstrate that cancer Survivors have the power to save lives by sharing their story and demonstrating the many ways to fight back during a cancer journey. We also acknowledge the support that caregivers offer to those affected. During our Cuppa Campaign we aim to create a space for their voices to be heard, to inspire Hope.
- Cuppa news release: English | Afrikaans
3. Choose a Date
Cuppa season is open from the early June to 31st October annually. Cuppa events will take place at various CANSA Care Centres.
You may wish to organise your Cuppa to coincide with a special calendar day e.g. Youth Day & Father’s Day, Women’s Day or Heritage Day. You could even choose to celebrate your birthday by hosting a ‘Birthday Cuppa’! Just be sure your intended guests are available & send out your invites sooner than later.
It is possible of course, to host a Cuppa For CANSA at any time of year, although Cuppa host materials, usually provided during campaign time, may then not be available.
4. Choose a Venue
This will depend on whether you are hosting a Corporate Cuppa or hosting an your own Cuppa – take the number of guests attending and the weather forecast into consideration!
Cuppas can be held anywhere – small or large venues, inside or outside, the sky is the limit! The key here is to book the intended venue well in advance, if this is necessary.
5. Choose a Theme & Message
Let your imagination run wild – you may host a ‘Women’s Day Cuppa’ or a ‘Birthday Cuppa’ or an ‘Extreme Cuppa’ – really, any theme will do… – beverages & snacks served can tie in with your theme if you wish.
Cuppa Hosts may choose to share info regarding CANSA’s care and support services for cancer Survivors with their guests. You can always invite a special guest to share a message on your behalf. Read more…
6. Host & Enjoy Your Cuppa
Remember to enjoy the day and to take lots of photo’s to create memories that can be treasured – take pics of your table settings, decor, eats & drinks, special guests & activities, your guests having fun, etc…
We would love to share ‘Cuppas That Inspire’ with others, so please send your pics and a short blurb about your Cuppa to firstname.lastname@example.org – we will post the most inspiring Cuppas on our website. (This will NOT be considered to be an entry into any Cuppa Competitions).
7. Pay Over Your Guests’ Donations
8. Share your Cuppa Online
If you or your company will be hosting a Cuppa For CANSA, send CANSA your selfies or ‘pledges’ as to why you are hosting a Cuppa For CANSA. So get the coffee and cameras ready, and share your Cuppa using the hashtag #CuppaForCANSA on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.