Local businesses raise money for Weston Hospice

HospiceDerrick’s Tea Rooms in Cheddar teamed up with local businesses to raise £225 in a week-long event for Weston Hospicecare.

The ‘Soup’s Up’ event saw Derrick’s Tea Rooms sell soup, host a soup competition and run a raffle with prizes kindly donated by other local businesses including Tree Top Carvings and Carousel.

Rebecca Nokes, Tearoom Manager, Derrick’s Tea Rooms and Shop said: “I’m very pleased that we had the chance to help our local Hospice, and to have had local people and businesses brought together when it matters the most. I’m also extremely touched by the generosity of the first prize winner who has asked us to use her prize – a £50 voucher from Tree Top Carvings – to buy an item and re-raffle it to raise even more money for Weston Hospicecare.

Rebecca added: “We’re also really looking forward to doing the Hospice’s ‘Big Cream Tea’ this summer.”

Sarah Livermore Corporate Fundraiser said: “This ongoing generosity from our community just goes to show how important Weston Hospicecare is to local people. Your support contributes to helping one in one hundred local people and their loved ones at any one time. Thank you!”