Hartland coffee morning raises thousands for water fund

Ralph James, Linda Cole, Lorna James and Godfrey Cole presenting the cheque.

Ralph James, Linda Cole, Lorna James and Godfrey Cole presenting the cheque. - Credit: Archant

Money from coffee morning will help provide clean drinking water for Kenyan village.

A CHARITY coffee morning in Hartland has helped raise £1,000 towards a project to provide fresh drinking water in Kenya.

Ralph James and Lorna James organised the morning at Hartland Methodist Church after reading about the Kenya Well Being Fresh Water Project.

They wanted to do their bit to help and were overwhelmed at the turnout.

Mr James said: “Many thanks were given to all who came and helped in any way, either with making beautiful cakes for our cake stall, donating prizes for our draw and making such generous donations on the day - and also to family and friends near and far who have since made further donations in full support of this well-worthy cause.”

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The day before the cheque presentation, a donor gave the couple a £50 boost, brining their total to £1,000.

They presented the cheque to Godfrey and Linda Cole from the project, who are hoping to raise £12,000 to fund the majority of the project in a village near Maua, in Kenya.

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