Bridge Project brews up for vital funds

TIME FOR TEA: Charity supporters prepare to get tucked in.
TIME FOR TEA: Charity supporters prepare to get tucked in.

Supporters of Sudbury’s Bridge Project have been giving their kettles and cafetieres a thorough workout to raise money for the charity.

Throughout this month, those involved with the charity, which assists disadvantaged adults, have been holding a series of coffee mornings.

The initiative was kicked off by founder Annesta Newson who, along with her husband Ken, invited friends and neighbours to her home for tea and cake.

“The cakes took a little time to make but hosting a coffee morning is a nice way to raise funds and let people find out more about the Bridge Project in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere,” said Mrs Newson.

“We had over 20 guests and raised £210, which was double what we expected.”

The aim is to hold 10 coffee mornings during the month and it is hoped £1,000 can be raised for the charity.

The money will be put towards many areas of the charity which are in need of funds, including the Bradbury Courtyard café in Gainsborough Street, where tutors, volunteers and adults with learning disabilities prepare meals for the community.