Fay's fundraising coffee morningAs part of the national coffee morning for Caring Matters Now I decided to hold my own coffee morning at home and invite a few friends!! Well, the numbers increased to over 30 and my house was bursting at the seams with friends, family and neighbours all wanting to give their support to a charity very close to our hearts.

Fay's fundraising coffee morningOur daughter Fay is now 4 years old and has a bathing trunk naevus covering 65% of her body capacity and many, many satellites. She is a very out going girl with many friends. We decided early on that we wanted to be involved in the charity Caring Matters Now and help raise the much needed funds to support the research programme at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

After discussion with Jodi it was decided that a national coffee morning was a great opportunity for eveyone to get involved and something that we could maybe do annually. The event can be as big or small as you want it to be.

Fay's fundraising coffee morningAs I was saying earlier, we had a house full of people wanting to support us, so my husband Anthony was in charge of making tea and coffee, home made cakes, made by myself and family were on offer and I had also invited two neighbours, one of which sells cards, wrapping etc and the other who does decorative cakes, both had agreed to give a percentage of the sales from the day to our charity. We also had a raffle of which all of the prizes were donated.

It was a great afternoon and fun was had by all, including the kids who just stuffed themselves silly with delicious cakes on offer!

Fay's fundraising coffee morningWe raised a fantastic £251, so thank you to everyone that popped in and supported us. I put it down to the superb job my husband did, providing a constant supply of tea and coffee for all!