Friday, 23 July 2010
Picnic in the Park at St Cuthbert's Hospice
The cafe had a queue so long that we had to open the dining room, the sitting room and the interview room, everybody wanted tea and buns and cakes and sandwiches.
There were four people at one point behind the counter, including Barbara, soroptimist and Sandra her friend and they were working full belt.
I was recruited to help, not a wise choice as I am a bull in a china shop when it comes to tills and I was meant to be selling books outside but Frances and Cheryl were sorting out the books and cakes so I had to help inside. I also ended up moving lots of chairs, the better to accommodate all those hungry people.
Durham Miners Association Brass Band played, dozens of people came out to support us and we made just over £200 on the books and cakes. The whole venture made £2,000 for the hospice so we were very pleased with our day's work.