Rain proved to be no deterrent for our hardy regulars at Café. We were especially glad to welcome back a former Wishford resident, George Hayward (thank you Joy for bringing him). As it lashed down outside, those inside warmed themselves with mulled wine and merriment, marvelling over (and eating!) the festive array of cakes. The triple-layered ‘Christmas presents’ cake proved very popular. Our team of helpers turned out in force to keep those refills coming and sell raffle tickets. Jonathan Plows gathered a group of mums and children round a table to make Christmas cards, and the church was filled with the sound of carols played by David Hughes on the organ.
None of this could have happened without our cheerful band of volunteers, who baked and mulled and served – thank you all and to everyone who so kindly donated prizes for the raffle.
This was our sixth Christmas Café and a wonderful way to end another year. It was also a great boost to church funds: donations for the refreshments came to £86.65, and raffle ticket sales added a further £84.50 to that.
Looking forward to seeing you in the new year (we reopen on 16 January) and with very best wishes for Christmas – from your café team!