Food and Fundraising: always a successful combination!

By Editor, Jul 17 2018 08:37PM

On the Sunday morning of Christian Aid Week, May 13th, about a dozen people turned up between 9 and 11 am at the Impey household to settle down to breakfast. This was a social event with the ulterior motive of raising money for Christian Aid. Since St Martin’s no longer collects door- to-door, inviting residents of the road to breakfast seemed to be an alternative way of raising donations. Fortunately, not all the 30 guests invited could come, so there were enough seats for all, and the delay before appetites could be adequately satisfied was not too great. Altogether a pleasant social occasion raised £155.

Six weeks later, on 24th June, another beautiful Sunday morning, punters arrived at St Martin’s Infants School to consume a beautifully prepared brunch, thereby helping to raise money for the Duchenne muscular dystrophy charity, Harrisons Fund. The proceeds will contribute towards the cost of the trial of a new drug which could make a real difference to the lives of three boys currently at the school. St Martin’s was there in force, selling a mouth-watering range of cakes and biscuits freshly baked and donated by many ladies in the congregation. The total of £160 raised by our stall was a welcome addition to the proceeds of the brunch itself. You can’t beat the lure of freshly prepared food, it seems, to raise money for good causes.

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