Charity Coffee Mornings
|Thursday 7 September||Cancer Research|
|Friday 29 September||Macmillan "World's Biggest Coffee Morning"|
|Thursday 5 October||Thames Valley Air Ambulance - supported by the Wokingham Evening Townswomen’s Guild|
|Thursday 2 November||Berkshire Vision|
|Friday 17 November||BBC Children in Need appeal|
On the first Thursday of each month, on the Farmers' Market day, we hold a Charity Coffee Morning to raise the profile and create fund-raising opportunities for local charities, so come along and have a break from shopping, enjoy a tea or coffee, often with home made cake and scones, and support these good causes.
Our Charity Mornings started in 2007. We always welcome new charities. If you are a supporter of a suitable charity which would benefit from this opportunity, but have not had a fund raising morning, please let me know. It is a wonderful opportunity for your Charity to raise both awareness and funds.
These fundraising mornings are often, we are delighted to say, very busy. All the charities say a big 'thank you' to everyone who works so hard in the kitchen on these busy mornings, and a quote from the letter of thanks from 'Hearing Dogs for the Deaf' reads "Many thanks to all the people who work so hard on the coffee mornings for the assistance given to us and to make us feel so welcome".
On Thursday 1 June, the Wokingham Stroke Support and Recovery Group, who meet here in the Centre twice a month, joined us. They welcome membership from people affected by providing information and peer support, and offering social and recreational activities. They brought along a variety of bric-a-brac and cakes, and there was a real rush of buying from their stall as the morning progressed. We took £98 over the counter on what proved to be a busy morning, and they took an additional £127 on their varied stall and were delighted with the £225 total raised.
Please come along and support our next events –
There will be no Charity Coffee Morning in August
Thursday 7 September – Cancer Research