AN ARRAY of tasty cakes and treats, washed down with gallons of tea and coffee, have helped a village church to raise £1,500 for St Nicholas Hospice Care.
Members of Whepstead Baptist Church visited the hospice on Tuesday to hand over the money raised at the annual event.
Every year since 1995 church members have been holding the coffee mornings and have raised an average of £1,067 at each. In the past 16 years, coffee and cake has realised the grand sum of £17,077.41.
Jenny Botting, church member, said: “If nothing else, the annual coffee morning tells people what the hospice is and what it needs. One year, a woman came who had initially thought the hospice was government-funded. It wasn’t until a family member needed its support that she realised how much it needs in the way of fund-raising.”
The coffee morning was initially held at the church but is now held at the village’s community centre.
The hospice needs to raise £11,000 a day to continue offering its service to people in West Suffolk and Thetford through its 10 inpatient bed facility, day therapy and home visits.