Red Nose Day cake triumph
for Townswomen’s Guild

Portchester Townswomen's Guild during their Red Nose Day cake sale
Portchester Townswomen's Guild during their Red Nose Day cake sale

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MEMBERS of Portchester Townswomen’s Guild have thanked people for their support of the group’s annual fundraising drive.

The guild has been raising money for Red Nose Day after it was decided at the national annual meeting to make Comic Relief the supported charity for the year.

Nationally, the Townswomen’s Guild has raised more than £7,000 for the Red Nose Day appeal.

Portchester Townswomen’s Guild decided to hold a cake sale at Portchester Community Centre in Westlands Grove – raising a grand total of £408.35 for Comic Relief.

Marjorie Brand from Portchester Townswomens Guild said: ‘We started putting our tables out and arranging dozens of small cakes on plates that were covered with red serviettes.

‘The manager very kindly allocated us a space in the corridor close to the activities.

‘Zumba gold, table tennis, keep-fit and a tea dance were taking place – so there were lots of customers to be tempted by our delicious cakes.

‘We had lots of help from our ladies. Many had baked and decorated the cakes and several stayed all day to help out with the packaging and selling of the cakes.

‘On top of this, we also ran a competition to name a doll.’

The doll in question was revealed at the end of the day as being called Snudge, from the old television programme Bootsy and Snudge.

Marjorie added: ‘It was just so lovely to have so many people come out and support us.

‘That support is priceless when you think about the good that this donation can do for those less fortunate than ourselves, which is absolutely fantastic.’

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