Bluebell cafe once again raises thousands for charity

PUBLISHED: 11:00 28 May 2019

Liz Lawson, Joanne Chilcott, Jacob and Emily Thomson, Sharon Worthy and Wendy Fredricks at the Bluebell Café in Portbury.    



Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Liz Lawson, Joanne Chilcott, Jacob and Emily Thomson, Sharon Worthy and Wendy Fredricks at the Bluebell Café in Portbury. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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A weekend village café has once again raised thousands for charity.

The Bluebell cafe in Portbury raised £4,500 for St Mary's Church, St Mary's School, and St Peter's Hospice.

More than 300 cakes were baked by villagers for the annual café, in Priors Brook ran over four weekends, over the period in which the Bluebells blossom.

Organiser Mike Phipps said: "The bluebells appeared on cue, were beautiful and are only just going over now.

"We are very lucky in Portbury to have such a wonderful bit of nature on our doorstep, the woods too are full wildlife.

"In general the weather was kind, apart from one windy day.

"The villagers not only bake cakes, which are gorgeous, they put up with a lot of traffic and parked cars.

"This year we had restrictions in place which made it bearable for villagers."

St Peter's Hospice, although based in Bristol, takes many terminally-ill patients from North Somerset.

Last year it opened a rebuilt multi-million inpatients unit.

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