Fish and chip shop nets a whopper for charity

Braunton restaurant raises more than �1,500 during Macmillian coffee morning event

STAFF at a Braunton fish and chip shop have thanked supporters following the restaurant’s most successful ever charity coffee morning.

Squires Fish Restaurant was among hundreds of venues around the country hosting events on Friday as part of Macmillan’s annual “World’s Biggest Coffee Morning” fund-raiser.

Staff at the Exeter Road business served coffee and sold raffle tickets, home made cakes and bric-a-brac, raising �1,524.86p for the cancer support charity.

Owner Cherry Squire thanked Lynne Martin and Lisa Barlow for their baking efforts; the Brend Hotels Group and the Williams Arms; as well as staff, family, friends and customers.

“This is the third year we have held a coffee morning for Macmillan and we’d like to thank everyone for their amazing support, especially in this climate,” said Mrs Squire.

South Molton Bowling Club also enjoyed its most successful Macmillan coffee morning.

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Its event raised �700.13p, with the help of �200 from a draw for a Christmas cake, made by Leanne Disborough. The winner was Sandra Bawden.

Club member Pat Moule said thanks were owed to all those involved.

Come Martin senior citizens raised �1,570.47p at an event held for Macmillan on September 24.

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