Night of dining and dancing to help Keynsham cafe hit £2,000 charity target

Published on: 09 Nov 2013

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by Rosa Sherwood

The team at Cafe Crème are doing their bit for charity once again with a series of events and challenges.

Their latest fundraising bid was a popular Greek Night, which took place on Saturday, October 5. The event sold out in good time before the night itself.

“The Greek Nights always prove popular,  everyone just loves them,” said Lynda, co-owner of the cafe.

Customers were invited to share an evening filled with mezze food and even some Greek-style dancing. With the help of a mini raffle on the night, more than £650 was raised with more proceeds to come. 

Maria and Lynda like to choose a different charity to  support each year, and their chosen charity for 2013 is Hearing Dogs for the Deaf. This charity is very close to their hearts as some of their loyal customers recognise the benefits of this charity. Lynda said: “It’s nice to see how you can help people, especially when it’s your own customers.”

To raise even more funds, Lynda has entered the London Marathon, which takes place in April 2014. Despite previously competing in the marathon in 2008 after six attempts to enter the race, and also running the Cardiff and Blackpool marathons, Lynda is still considering this a challenge. “I’m pretty scared about it, and my aim is to just finish it,” she said.

Preparations have already begun for the race and Lynda is already feeling the pressures of training. She said: “It’s OK if you don’t have children and things because you can just go out running whenever, but it’s difficult to fit it all in.”

Lynda has already started building herself up by running for three and four hours at a time.

The fundraising doesn’t stop there either. Cafe Crème will be hosting a cake sale at Chipping Sodbury’s Victorian Evening, and there is even talk of a sponsored cycle ride. Keep up to date with their latest ventures at their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/CafeCremeKeynsham.

Cafe Crème has a target of £2,000 to raise and with more Greek Nights and planned events in the pipeline they are more than confident they can reach this target, or even exceed it. Good luck, girls!

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