Big Breakfast event a success for hospice

KITCHENS across North Devon have cooked up a storm over the past few weekends and helped North Devon Hospice to raise more than �6,000 in its inaugural Big Breakfast Event. Trimstone Manor Country House Hotel, near Woolacombe, kicked off the event in f

KITCHENS across North Devon have cooked up a storm over the past few weekends and helped North Devon Hospice to raise more than �6,000 in its inaugural Big Breakfast Event. Trimstone Manor Country House Hotel, near Woolacombe, kicked off the event in fine style on a beautiful spring morning that saw some diners eating al fresco. This event also helped to mark the opening of Trimstone Manor by Philip Milton. Table Table @ Barum Gate offered a bonanza of an 'all you can eat' continental breakfast and had many satisfied customers. Cathy Richards and her merry band of helpers welcomed diners from far and wide at Mother Meldrums, Lynton, over a whole weekend. Despite battling somewhat with the elements the event raised more than �2,000. Anne Tattersall lived up to her promise of a full Irish breakfast and had to change location from her own kitchen to Taddiport Village Hall to meet demand. Pat Hughes also changed location to meet demand, from her home to Instow Yacht Club, which played host to the breakfast event and Pat even organised a cake sale and jam sale. Braunton Bowling Club too rose to the challenge. Sandra Jenkins, organiser and member of the Ladies Team set the ball rolling and the event was a great success, with additional monies being received by the 'Breakfast Team' since the event. The breakfast cooked by Pauline Gould of Fremington must have been good as one of her diners was compelled to write to us and let us know what a great fundraiser the event had been and how hard they had worked. Mary Miller and Cynthia Ettling were right when they said they wouldn't need to advertise their event; it was a huge hit in Westward Ho!Edinburgh Woollen Mill treated shoppers to a welcome cup of tea or coffee and the opportunity to sample some of their goods in the form of toast and jam soldiers. Shirwell Community Primary School organised a big French' breakfast. Teachers and pupils at Pilton Bluecoat School also set themselves up for the day with a proper 'Big Breakfast'. Breakfast Team member, Emma Lowe said, "A phenomenal effort has gone into this event by individuals, organisations and local companies. We have been delighted by the support shown by organisers, cooks, helpers and the generosity of the diners themselves; in fact, some diners attended more than one event. "Many of the events were sponsored or had ingredients donated so all money raised could go directly to those local people who most need the care and support that the hospice provides. "A big thank you must go out to everyone who supported the event in some way. What a wonderful way to help us celebrate 25 years of caring for local people.


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