On Saturday 24th September, Wick Care Farm opened its gates to raise money for Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. Having had a very successful event on the previous two years, the team were prepared for a busy morning. The field had been mown into a car park with volunteers at the ready with a warm welcome and clear directions.
Inside, the tables were groaning under the weight of a delicious array of home-made scones, flapjacks and cakes of every flavour with not a single soggy bottom in sight. The smell of fresh coffee percolated the air as the first guests were greeted and faced with the difficult question of which cake to choose. The tables looked delightful dressed with colourful table cloths and flower arrangements. Raffle tickets were in great demand thanks to the many donations of desirable prizes.
The Care Farm used the opportunity to sell some of their jams, chutneys and plants and to invite the local community to enjoy their facilities. Tours of the Care Farm were another popular aspect of the morning with people, who benefit from attending this Day Opportunity, keen to show visitors around and tell them how they enjoy being part of this very special place. Visitors were introduced to the animals and amazed by the variety of tomatoes and other plants being grown there.
As the final visitors drove away with happy smiles and plates of cakes, the money was counted and a grand total of £604 for Macmillan was announced with Gift Aid yet to be added.
The team at Wick Care Farm want to say a massive thank you to everyone who supported this worthwhile event and look forward to welcoming one and all to their Christmas Market on Saturday 26th November.