Heroes get a boost from coffee cash

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A SCARBOROUGH group turned coffee and cakes into cash at a special fundraising event.

The Trefoil Guild, whose members are mainly retired Guide leaders, held a coffee morning at the Grand Hotel in aid of Help for Heroes.

The group holds two of the fundraising gatherings each year and some of the proceeds also go to local Guide groups.

The coffee morning featured a tombola, gift stall, cakes and produce as well as refreshments. Publicity officer Clare Archer said: “The event raised £150 and everyone was really pleased.

“The coffee mornings are always very well supported and sometimes people who always buy tickets, even if they can’t make it.”

The cheque was presented by Trefoil Guild chairman Dorothy Hickman to Help for Heroes coordinator Steve McNamara, who also gave the group a talk about the charity’s work. Mrs Archer said: “It was very interesting. We found out how important it is for them to raise money, as for every services member who is killed four are injured.

“We also learned that there is no military hospital in England, though there are plans for one at Catterick.

“Everyone enjoyed the talk, so not only did they benefit from our £150, we benefited from their information.”

The Trefoil Guild is the non-uniform section of the Guiding movement and has around 40 members in Scarborough.