Easter Saturday afternoon saw an impressive fundraising effort at Dartmouth’s Café Alf Resco for the Coastwatch station at Froward Point near Kingswear. Extending normal trading by opening in the afternoon Kate Ryder, owner of Café Alf Resco, and her wonderful staff sold drinks, cream teas, cakes and biscuits to raise the magnificent total of £680, helped by the Friends of Froward’s raffle of Easter goodies including hand-knitted chicks and a large quantity of Easter Eggs generously supplied by the Dartmouth Sainsburys store. Not least of the contributions to the total was the kind donation by the staff of the gratuities they had received – an especially touching gesture much appreciated by the Coastwatch volunteers.
Station Manager Stuart Rostron said “Our grateful thanks are due to Kate and her staff. This is the third time that they have offered us the premises and staff entirely free of charge. All the Coastwatch funds come from the general public and the consistent help Kate and Café Alf Fresco offers is so important to us. To be able to count on such regular support gives us confidence for the future”.