Following on from the success and fun had by all last year, on 11th July we held our second coffee morning for the hounds!
The response from the invites was very high and donations started rolling in, even if unable to attend these generous people wanted to support the event. My ever supportive husband and daughters and amazing friends made sure the whole morning ran like clockwork, once again donning aprons and becoming baristas for the morning. (Thank you so much guys).
Our conservatory and garden was adorned with bunting, pretty tablecloths and dainty crockery. Boxes of books, dvds and plants for sale, from Geraniums to Parsnips! Cookies, chocolate, carrot and coconut cakes all washed down by copious amounts of coffee, whilst catching up with old friends and meeting new ones. At the end of the morning the raffle was drawn, some lovely prizes were won all generously donated.
The morning flew by and everything went without a hitch, teapots returned to their lids and dogs reunited with their owners. All accounted for once again except for those tea cosies! What is it about them Darcey? I think she just loves dressing up!
The total raised was an amazing £722.55, plus gift aid. It has been a unanimous decision that the coffee morning for the hounds will now become an annual event. Thank you to everyone involved for your help and support, see you all again next year.
Anne and Darcey