Highworth Church coffee mornings raise almost £19,000 for Prospect Hospice

Highworth United Reformed Church are celebrating raising nearly £19,000 for Prospect Hospice through a weekly coffee morning they have run since 2001.

The event regularly attracts around 20 people every Thursday with people coming from the spectrum of churches in Highworth and beyond, and has now raised £18,863 since they first began 17 years ago. Community fundraiser Hollie Ricketts popped in recently to thank the group for their support for Prospect Hospice, and met with long standing regulars of the coffee morning group as well as coffee morning regulars. She witnessed first-hand the organisation that goes into the weekly meet-up, and how much it is enjoyed by all.

“We have been very pleased to use our coffee mornings to support Prospect Hospice, and have never had any doubt that all our donations are put to good use,” said church elder Bryan Elkington. “Back in 2001 we decided that we wanted to support a local charity, and one that would have appeal beyond church-goers. It seemed then that everyone knew someone who had been cared for by Prospect Hospice, so it was an obvious choice for us.

Hollie Ricketts added: “Everyone at Prospect Hospice would like to offer our thanks to the organisers and regulars at the Highworth United Reformed Church for their incredible support for our work and care. To have raised almost £19,000 is a wonderful achievement.”

Members of the coffee group are pictured with the cheque for Prospect Hospice.