We had our first coffee morning since the start of the pandemic today. We raised £71.57 for Hearing Dogs for the Deaf which was our opening nominated charity. A good range of people came filling most of the tables and it was good to put actual faces to people rather than hearing them on the phone or seeing them on zoom! A good raffle also ensured that many did not go home empty handed. Put in a date in your diary for next month. *** Updated to £85 - a great total ***
A lighter attended coffee morning than most met to raise £85 for the Edwards Trust today.
A beautifully bright and sunny morning encouraged a lot of us to venture out to meet up with our friends at our February coffee morning. We were raising money for Calibre Audio Library, a registered charity who bring the pleasure of reading to people with sight problems or disabilities that prevent them from reading print. This charity was suggested to us by Dick Dale, one of our regular coffee morning attendees, who has benefited enormously from enjoying the numerous audio books delivered to him by Calibre. It was a privilege to hear Dick tell us about the pleasure he has derived from this service since losing the vision needed to read.
A great turnout, lots of chatter, a table full of donated raffle prizes and coffee and cake. Not a bad way to spend a Thursday morning in February.....and the result? £135 raised for Calibre Audio Library which will will help this charity widen their provision even further.
Thanks to Lynda and Jill for hosting today and to all our helpers and attendees.
A great start to our 2020 charity coffee mornings as we met right at the start of the New Year to raise £120 for ‘Mind’, who offer support and campaign to provide better provision for those suffering from mental health issues. We had a full house this morning and lots of chat as everyone shared their Christmas news. Many thanks to Fiona, Jane and Mary, who provided us with our drinks and cakes and to all who attended.
A busy festive morning raising £140 for Coventry Open Christmas. Much talk about Mavis who will be much missed by many at the chapel, and we can't believe that she was with us as usual at the November coffee morning, chatting to people and having her hair done! The stollen cake was lovely and there was a big raffle.
A good turn out again for our monthly coffee morning where we met to support the charity ‘Different Strokes’ - a charity who aim to inform and support younger victims of this unfortunate and life changing disease. Lots of chatter as I’m sure quite a few of our attendees were already starting to share their Christmas plans!
We raised the healthy sum of £120 to send to ‘Different Strokes’ and many thanks to Dave and Manny who hosted our event and provided us with some lovely home made cakes!
The annual Macmillan Coffee Morning which took place at the chapel at the end of October was brilliantly supported by our local and chapel communities; we boasted a full house with additional tables needing to be set up at the back of the chapel and attendees were more than happy to have a go at our raffle and Macmillan games. Homemade cakes were generously brought in and a full team of washer-uppers were engaged almost non-stop in our newly refurbished kitchen! With additional donations from "The Gate" pub we raised the magnificent sum of £525 which has now been forwarded to this great cause.
Many thanks to all who attended and supported in any way to make this extra coffee morning a real success.
A great turnout again for our August coffee morning where we raised funds for ‘Back Up’ a charity supporting people who have had their lives changed through major spinal injuries. We welcomed some new faces this morning and some visiting friends and between us we raised the healthy sum of £125 to send to this charity. Many thanks to Dave and Manny Williams who were our hosts this morning, providing us with some great homemade cakes, and of course to all our generous supporters who come along for a good chat and a cuppa.
Whitacre Congregation is a vibrant mix of young and old who enjoy meeting for Sunday worship. Do come and join us.