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27th March 2023

The first DCCF Coffee Morning of 2023

The first DCCF Coffee Morning of 2023 was a roaring success with over 100 people coming along to Rick Stein Sandbanks and raising £1000 in the process.

Tailor Made was the sponsor of the event and as usual provided a fabulous spread and an equally warm welcome – Our huge thanks to Gill Emeny and her family and everyone at Rick Stein.

Amongst the guests attending the Coffee Morning for the first time was Paula Stainer.

Paula said: “I saw the event advertised on Facebook and decided to come and take a look – and I’m so glad I did!

“It’s lovely to meet so many friendly people who are involved in this wonderful charity.

“I lost both my parents a few years ago, one of them to cancer, so I’m very happy to help DCCF’s great work supporting local families.

“I’ll definitely be coming along to another Coffee Morning and will tell all my friends about it.

“Coffee, tea and all these wonderful cakes for just a five pound donation is an amazing treat. There was also a great raffle.”

“I’m also very interested in attending the DCCF Black Tie event in the summer, which looks fantastic.”

Also putting in a special appearance at Rick Stein was a host of cute teddy bears, donated by DCCF Founder Eve Went to raise extra funds for DCCF. Needless to say many of these cute bears left the Coffee Morning to go to new homes!

Charity Manager Jazmine White said: “It really was a fantastic start to 2023 and we would like to say a massive thank you to all our long term supporters who attended, along with the many new faces who enjoyed the warm atmosphere and chance to chat, meet new people and enjoy delicious cakes, all while helping Dorset families experiencing financial struggles because of cancer.

“We have a packed programme of events coming up this year and we would love to hear from people interested in fundraising for the charity, in whatever way they wish. We have people doing runs, entering the marathon and hosting quizzes, dinner parties and cake sales for us.

“We are also always interested to hear from new supporters interested in helping out at our events, or even hosting their own coffee mornings.

“And we are particularly interested in hearing from people in rural communities who would be willing to help us spread awareness of how DCCF can help.

“All support is greatly appreciated with every penny we raise going straight to Dorset families to meet the cost of housing costs, bills and other expenses during and after their cancer treatment.”

For more details of more DCCF events and how the charity can help you or someone you know, please visit our Get Help page.