Friday 24th November 2017 saw the annual Coffee Morning & Cake Bake fundraising event take place at St. Barnabas Church Hall, Swanland. This was the third such event in memory of Jamie Loncaster, who died suddenly and unexpectedly in March 2015 from an undetected heart condition. The family had spent quite some time planning and promoting the event, which seems to get more popular each year! Banners, posters, flyers, social media and best of all, word of mouth, were all used to publicise the event in the weeks beforehand.
There were many donations of cakes on the day and the family had also baked cakes and buns for the event too. There were some real show-stopper cakes created by local friends and family and
these were added to the Cake Raffle, which has proved to be a very popular stall.
The event ran from 9am to noon and saw around 200 people pass through for coffee, cake and chat. Its’s always a well-attended event and gives the community an excuse for a sit down and catch up with their friends whilst enjoying some baking delights at the same time.
On the day over £1,600 was collected with further donations that week topping the figure up to £1,700. By the final count up with direct on-line donations included, the family are pleased to announce that over £1,940 was raised and they have now rounded this up to £2,000 in total. Jamie’s family would like to thank everyone who baked, attended and donated. The money raised
goes to Jamie’s Memorial Fund at Cardiac Risk in the Young and is being used by the family to offer FREE Heart Screenings for local young people aged 14-35.
More details of these screening events can be found on their website: www.jamieloncaster.co.uk