Successful coffee morning for Bexhill mums

Gemma Bogle and Amy Herridge with friends and family at their coffee morning on Saturday
Gemma Bogle and Amy Herridge with friends and family at their coffee morning on Saturday

The organiser of a coffee morning for a cancer support charity was overwhelmed with the support she received from Bexhill businesses.

Mothers Gemma Bogle and Amy Herridge raised £217 at a Macmillan coffee morning with their friends at Gemma’s home in the town on Saturday (September 12).

She was overwhelmed with the support she had from businesses including Athenas Fish and Chips, Sainsbury’s, The Lemon Tree, Bentleys Steak House, Cafe Martini, Calm Farm and The Little British Tea Shop.

In the end 22 shops and organisations in Bexhill donated to the raffle.

“I thought it would be a great get-together and a way to help a charity that is close to everyone’s hearts,” Gemma said.

“I would like the Bexhill businesses to be acknowledged for their kindness and generosity.

“I want to say a big thank you in helping raise money for cancer support and to help beat it.

“It is such a close-knit community and I am proud to say I am a Bexhillian.”

Gemma began by emailing shops in the hope they would donate something.

But everyone she asked ended up saying yes and the raffle was a big success.

As well as the raffle, Gemma held a bake-off between the guests, plus a ‘guess how many spots on the cake’ game and a ‘baked or faked’ competition.

Each entry cost £1 or £2 which helped raise even more money for Macmillan Cancer Support.