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Big Breakfast 2018

Volunteers cook up £1,160 for Cancer Research

By Pam Reynolds

At 8am on Saturday 10th March, volunteers arrived at the Clayhidon Parish Hall to prepare for the ‘Big Breakfast’ event which has been held annually in March for fifteen years.

A generous friend always buys the bacon from Tim Potter who also supplies the sausages. There are hashbrowns bought for us by another kind donator and similarly the eggs. In addition there are beans and tomatoes to cook. There is much to prepare before ‘customers’ arrive at nine-o-clock. So it was on Saturday when the first people came and started with orange or locally produced apple juice followed by cereals before they enjoyed the hot meal served to them by young Clayhidon volunteers. Toast and marmalade or jam finished off a very good meal with coffee or tea.

There were so many people arriving that everyone one was kept busy for four hours when some people chose to eat at lunch time. Including children there were a hundred and ten mouths to feed, which doesn’t include the tired helpers. There were also some generous donations for the raffle table which was its most successful.

Everyone who left said how much they had enjoyed it once more. They had an opportunity to meet friends again and sit and talk while enjoying a good meal. The helpers were quite wonderful.

I would like to thank so many kind people who donated food, raffle prizes and money for such a very important charity. At the moment we have raised £1160. Thank you. Good health to you all.