Perfect Mixture of Cakes and Coffee Raises over £1300

2 October 2023

We held the first fundraising event for our new member-chosen charities, FACES and St John’s Special School in Kempton last weekend – one of our popular cake and coffee mornings.  We are thrilled to announce that thanks to the generous donations from bakers and those buying we raised a fantastic £1346.74!  A brilliant start to our fundraising year.

This is only made possible by those members and staff who bake for us, and the members who come and buy them!  Thank you to everyone who supported the morning in any way. Especially those home bakers/cake donators and our suppliers, including Bookers, La Rondine and Cupcake Craving by Alice.  A very special thank you also has to absolutely go to member Missi of Missi’s Cakes for baking so very much and giving up so much of her time. We and the charities are very grateful.  We are sure those who bought from us on the day will agree we had some delicious bakes on sale.  The Club also donate 50% of hot drink sales during the morning contributing to the outstanding total above.

In a new addition to the mornings, we introduced a couple of children’s games, guess the sweets in the jar and guess the name of the HUGE teddy bear!  His name was Ervin and the lucky winner was Hayley Holmes. The correct number of sweets was 216 and the winner was Chloe (well her Mum and Dad!).  Congratulations and thank you to those who took part!

Our next fundraising event is the very ambitious 24-hour racquets fundraiser where owner Matthew and member Andrew are attempting to play squash and tennis respectively for 24 hours on the 6/7th October. We are asking for members to play against them or join them at one of the events we are running across the 24 hours to support and encourage them, details of which can be found here.

As with the cake and coffee morning all money goes to FACES and St John’s Special School.  FACES (Family and Children’s Early-help Services) is a well-established local independent charity offering practical and emotional support to families under stress and St John’s Special School in Kempston which caters for children from Early Years to Post 16 who have severe and complex learning difficulties.