Over £1,000 raised for Nottingham charity through coffee and cake

Over £1,000 raised for Nottingham charity through socially distanced coffee and cake

Stuck for fundraising ideas during the Coronavirus lockdown and want to support a Nottingham charity? In our new blog post series, we’ve taken inspiration from our very own supporters and have got a few new ideas to help you get creative and support Emmanuel House.

This week we met Fran, who presented us with this giant cheque for £1,020 after she organised the Woodthorpe Avenue Coffee Morning  with her neighbours during the Coronavirus lockdown.

In July 2020, Fran hosted a fundraising event on the streets of her neighbourhood in Woodthorpe with her friends, family and neighbours. Not only did she ask everyone to bake cakes to sell, she also asked mobile catering company Boxed Drinks to come along in its vintage horse box bar and sell coffee and iced lattes using beans from our friends at 200 Degrees.

Over £1,000 raised for Nottingham charity through socially distanced coffee and cake - Boxed Drinks serving 200 Degress coffee

All the profits from the coffee and cake went towards Emmanuel House and we’d like to say a huge thank you to Fran and everyone who attended.

“I was overwhelmed by the response from my friends and neighbours – about 250 people attended between 10am and 1pm. It was totally socially distanced and we were very lucky with the weather. We loved serving coffee, cake and ice lollies from outside our house. We also asked neighbours to display ‘lockdown libraries’ on their drive-way to encourage footfall.”

“I am constantly amazed by the incredible work that Emmanuel House does and it was important for me to try and raise awareness of the Nottingham charity, as well as organise the fundraising event.”

Fran Cropper

Don’t forget to let us know about your own fundraising efforts for our Nottingham charity as we’d love to hear about them. Tag us on social media on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter or send us an email at rosie.needhamsmith@emmanuelhouse.org.uk.