Coffee mornings in Abbots Langley have raised thousands of pounds for local causes.
A Heart for Abbots Langley (AHAL) was launched in the 1990s and has been providing a weekly coffee morning ever since. All are welcome to come along to the Methodist Church, on Langley Road, from 10am to 12pm on Thursday mornings for a cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate and homemade cakes or scones, to meet friends and to make new ones. Formed with the intention of alleviating loneliness and bringing people together, all profits are given to local charities or groups.
These coffee mornings have now raised £1,000 each for local charities the Hospice of St Francis, Peace Hospice Care, New Hope and Signpost, while a local foodbank and the AL Carers Network each received £500.
Following the coffee morning on February 9, the £250 raised in the meeting was donated to the Disasters Emergency Committee appeal to help those affected by the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria.
Chair of AHAL Marcus Coultrop said: “These donations have been made possible by the volunteers giving up their time and local residents coming along to our coffee mornings each week.
“We make the donations from the money we raise, however this year we wanted to make bigger donations during the difficult times many people are facing.”
AHAL is always on the lookout for new volunteers, either to help serving or to bake cakes. Anyone interested is invited to come along to a meeting and speak to one of the volunteers.