Cookes host record afternoon tea for Cancer Support Centre

A record number of Sutton Coldfield residents attended an autumn afternoon tea event at Cookes Furniture to raise more than £1,200 for a local charity.

In addition to the £7,000 that has already been raised for the Cancer Support Centre in Sutton Coldfield since supporting the charity, the Midlands store welcomed 80 members of the local community to join them on Thursday 12th October for an afternoon tea event in aid of the much-loved charity.

The family run business has raised vital funds for the cancer support charity for a number of years hosting gala dinners, afternoon teas and other fundraising events. Following the appointment of James Pike, MD of Cookes Furniture, as patron for the charity, fundraising efforts have soared.

The Cancer Support Centre, based on Lindridge Road, works alongside local health services, hospices and other cancer charities to provide people affected by cancer and their carers with access to support, information and complementary therapies at every stage of their cancer journey. The centre has been operating since 1999 when it began as a fortnightly evening Relaxation and Support Group and has since grown to offer its services five days a week.

Vanessa Hoe, marketing director at Cookes Furniture, said: “We’d like to say a massive thank you to everyone who attended and contributed to yet another fantastic event in aid of a charity that has a special place in our hearts.

‘’This is the second time our afternoon tea has completely sold out. This charity event has become increasingly popular amongst the residents of Sutton Coldfield with more wishing to attend each time. We are so proud of our MD James Pike for driving these fundraising efforts and bringing our total for the Cancer Support Centre to over £8,000 to date.’’ 



22nd October 2017

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