On the weekend of Saturday, 28 October, Brewery Tearooms was transformed into an ‘Alice in Wonderland’ woodland grotto for our tenth annual fundraiser. Blessed with the best weather of the week, with no rain and a little sun, our Mad Hatters Tea Party ‘theme’ proved popular with a steady stream of visitors throughout the day, and staff and volunteers dazzled in amazing costumes.
Although funds are still coming in, we collected a record amount on the Saturday through the events in the garden, the raffle and the auction.
The weather forecast for Sunday, the day of the charity rides, was poor and resulted in a number of riders to pulling out of the event. Several stalwart riders still registered on Sunday and completed the various routes. Frustratingly, the weather was not as bad as forecast with a few would-be participants wishing they had ridden as planned.
The fundraising activities continued into the following week with a charity Clubbercise at the Walkern Sports & Social club, which raised further funds for our chosen charity Cancer Hair Care.
Throughout our collecting period during this quarter, with the events over the Charity Weekend and beyond, between us and Cancer Hair Care we will raise in excess of £5.4k for which we are truly grateful.
The beneficiaries of our efforts are Cancer Hair Care (charity reg’ no – 1145258) and Macmillan (charity reg’ no – 261017)
So, a BIG thanks to all of you who have supported us, not only by visiting us over the weekend and at our other charity events, but also the volunteers who have given their time freely and anyone who donated a raffle prize, said ‘keep the change’ or baked a cake. Last, but not least, to team Brewery (you know who you are!).
You’ve all been amazing, a heartfelt ‘THANK YOU’.
Ps – I was only joking when I said ‘off with your heads’!