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Broken-into café benefits from community funding support

PUBLISHED: 11:11 12 January 2018 | UPDATED: 12:04 12 January 2018

Clive Mortimer handing over the raffle prize.

Clive Mortimer handing over the raffle prize.


Hundreds of pounds have been raised through a raffle to help a not-for-profit café which was broken into last month.

The Strawberry Line Café, at Yatton Railway Station, was raided by thieves during the early hours of December 9.

It was the second time the café had been broken into in seven months and left volunteers having to pay a large repair bill to fix several items, including the smashed door – money which it wanted to put towards giving opportunities to employees with learning difficulties.

Several donors have helped the café raise money since the break-in, including Clive Mortimer.

At his Yatton News shop, he has run a raffle for a hamper with his neighbouring business Cork And Fork.

A café spokesman said: “The raffle raised £245 for the café and Clive was very pleased to see it brought the community together in support of a much-valued local enterprise, offering employment and training to people with learning disabilities.

“It was won by a local woman from Yatton who was very pleased with her win.

“We are so pleased to receive Clive’s support, particularly as he is a respected local businessman of long standing.

“The donation will go towards providing extra security measures which are still being discussed with our landlords and contractors.

“As you know we have received a massive amount of support from the local community and individuals.”

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