Come along to Jake’s Coffee Morning tomorrow

Jake Flaherty.
Jake Flaherty.

The now traditional Jake’s Coffee Morning is taking place tomorrow (Saturday) at Country Comes To Town and it will send the proceeds well past the £12,000 mark.

It’s in aid of the Children’s Heartbeat Trust and the Down’s Syndrome Association and will be at the Masonic Hall, Thomas Street, from 10am-4pm.

Jake Flaherty, who had Down’s Syndrome and serious heart defects, died a couple of years ago, just after his second birthday. And his parents Julie and Wayne keep his memory alive by organising fund-raising events. The coffee morning is one of the most important and raises substantial sums of money.

Said Julie, “The cash from the past three events raised £9,300 and the sum after tomorrow will push the total past £12,000 – last year alone, £3,000 was raised.”

Tea, coffee and other refreshments are available on the day, and everyone is welcome to nip up and have a break on the Flahertys’ special day. A face painter will be there at 11am.