Gresford cafe puts the kettle on to help hospice

Staff at Fresh & Tasty cafe in Gresford have been baking, brewing, pouring and sharing as part of the Nightingale House Hospice tea party campaign championed by actress Maureen Lipman.

We asked people to hold a tea party or just put the kettle on to raise much needed funds to continue to care for local people affected by life-threatening or life-limiting illness. Fresh & Tasty, who are regular supporters of our Hospice, organised an afternoon tea, but when regular customers of theirs could not get to the cafe, they went to them.

Marie Leach, Cafe Owner said: “We are a local cafe and have many regulars who we know by name. When two of our elderly customers could not make it on the day to our hospice fundraiser we took afternoon tea to them instead. We didn’t want them to miss out as they had been really looking forward to it. It meant they were still able to get involved and it really brightened their day. They helped us raise a total of £135 for Nightingale House.

“We have always supported the Hospice and have previously held a Body Shop evening and a raffle to raise money. Our whole team has taken part in many events, including the Ladies Midnight Walk and the Rainbow Dash Bubble Bash, and coming up in the next couple of months we are holding a shopping evening in the cafe and a Zumbathon at St. Margaret’s Church in Acton where everyone is welcome.”

Sam Eastwood, Area Fundraiser for Nightingale House, said: “It is wonderful to see local businesses support the hospice. Marie and her team are really passionate about raising money for our charity and we are very lucky to have people like Marie and her customers helping us to provide care and support to our patients and their families. We are incredibly grateful to them.”



For more information on this press release please contact Sam Eastwood on 01978 314292.