fundraising teas bring community together in Berrow
A group of residents in Berrow will be raising a cuppa for charity
this weekend when they hold a fundraising cream tea for Marie
Curie Cancer Care.
a third year, Steve and Hilary Cox (pictured) and their neighbours
will be serving up hundreds of teas to the general public on Saturday
(June 19th) to raise cash for the worthy cause.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We are just an ordinary group of
neighbours who live in Berrow, and have all been touched by cancer
in one way or another, and have come together for the past three
years to hold a cream tea and raise funds for the Marie Curie
Cancer charity. Last
year, we served 120 teas and raised £750. This year, our
aim is to double it."
father died of cancer eleven years ago, and they were grateful
to have a Marie Curie nurse come and stay with them overnight
for the last few weeks of his life, enabling him to be at home
with his family.
added: "My next door neighbour is currently recovering from
breast cancer, and despite undergoing reconstruction surgery just
weeks ago, is baking the 400+ scones we need on the day!"
neighbour has a 26 year-old daughter who has recently been diagnosed
with secondary liver cancer and is currently undergoing treatment
but, again, she is determined to help serve on the day and raise
another of our neighbours is a nurse at Weston hospital who sees
cancer patients on a daily basis. She too is willing to help serve
the teas, despite a bad hip and having difficulty walking."
event will be held this Saturday (June 19th) at Newcote in Brent
Road, Berrow from 2-5pm. It will also include a cake stall, plant
sale, a raffle with prizes including a holiday, a private pod
on the Weston wheel and a meal at a local restaurant.
Steve and Hilary Cox are pictured preparing for their fundraiser