Coffee morning held for brain injury charity
2:00pm Sunday 7th October 2012 in News
A coffee morning held at Trinity Methodist Chapel last Friday raised £455 for stroke and brain injury support group Wired Cornwall.
Organisers April Comebellack, June Tiplady and Ruth Tripp were left “delighted and really surprised” by the turnout of the day and the amount they raised.
The trio of two sisters and a sister-in-law, who have spent many years fundraising for Cornish and national charities, including ten years fundraising for Macmillan, said their main aim was to raise awareness of the “essential” Cornish charity.
There was a wide range of products being sold, including stalls for plants, cakes, books, handcrafted items and two raffles which all contributed to the final amount raised.
Wired Cornwall also had their own stall, selling advertising for the support group.
April said: “This year we had a lot of help from supporters and fellow fundraisers, so could enjoy the event ourselves.”
Wired Cornwall is a support and rehabilitation group for stroke and brain injury victims. They aim to help people ‘re-discover their life.’ The group run workshops and conventional therapies, but rely on fundraisers as it is not government supported.
Their next fundraising event will be an auction and raffle evening on October 12, at the Green Lawns Hotel in Falmouth. For more information and to buy tickets call 01726 871800.