Richmond Coffee Morning

Thursday, November 8th 2018

It's amazing how quickly the Coffee Mornings come around, it seems like just yesterday that we had the last one!

We began setting up at 08:00 taking with us a large portion of the Foxglove Shop along with a huge quantity of cakes and plants for sale (thanks to everyone who donated plants and cakes to sell today).

We seem to be getting pretty good setting up as we were ready to go as of 08:45, with our first customer coming in ahead of schedule.

We experienced the usual slow start with the majority of people coming in around 11:00 and filling the hall quite nicely. All in all we entertained over 55 people!

I would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to everyone that turned out to help Foxglove today, especially Colin, Pauline, Janet, and Kate who expertly manned stalls, tables and tombolas to raise £350 for the Reserve.


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