Macmillan Cancer Support's World’s Biggest Coffee Morning appeal raised £15m last year, an increase of £5m on the previous campaign.
About 116,000 people registered to host a coffee morning for the charity’s flagship annual fundraising appeal at the end of September, with more than five million people either hosting or attending an event.
The number of people registering was up by 127 per cent on the year before. The charity put the increase down to its partnerships with M&S Café, Kenco and Silver Spoon, and a new TV advert.
The £15m total was £5m more than it made in 2011. The fundraiser started nationally in 1991 and is held annually on 27 September.
Lynda Thomas, director of fundraising at Macmillan, said: "This is an amazing achievement for everyone who took part and helped make the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning a huge success for Macmillan yet again.
"By bringing people together for a coffee, you’re making time for what really matters and funding the valuable Macmillan professionals who ensure that no one with cancer has to face the fight alone."