31 March 2018 – Community event warms hearts during cold Easter weekend

It was a cold and blustery Easter weekend for most of us as temperatures hovered just above freezing but there was a warm welcome at Café Alf Resco, Dartmouth. Café Alf Resco owner Kate Ryder hosted an afternoon cakey tea time with all proceeds going to NCI Froward Point.
Torquay Master Baker Richard and his wife Trish (see picture) kindly made and donated a generous array of biscuits and cakes for the afternoon’s event. Richard had just finished an early morning shift at the bakery and then came home to make even more cakes for the charity event!
Community spirit was well and truly alive bringing together baking, music and craft skills to encourage donations from tourists and visitors to the café. Craft kits were donated by Sainsburys and a selection of chocolate Easter eggs by Bookers Wholesalers, Paignton. These marvellous efforts resulted in the Froward Point Coastwatch Station receiving £626 towards running costs and improvements planned for 2018.
Anthony Purnell who has been appointed as the fundraising co-ordinator for Froward Point Coastwatch said that local businesses giving to charity in this way show that they care about their community and are committed to community values. He also added that he was “blown away” by the generosity of the staff at Alf Fresco’s who donated all of their tips to the Coastwatch charity.