Care for a Cuppa at historic Middle Rasen Watermill raises over £2,000

8th August 2022

Red brick historic building the Watermill in Middle Rasen, with people sitting on benches with parasols. In the foreground is a body of water with greenery.

On Saturday 6th August, St Barnabas Fundraising Officer Ellie Carter and her parents Mandy and Mark held a Care for a Cuppa fundraiser at their home; The Watermill in Middle Rasen.

The family opened their doors to residents from the community, friends, and family. Over 200 people attended the day, raising an amazing total of £2,154.05 for the Hospice, which could cover the cost for 60 hours of specialist Inpatient care.Aerial view of pebbled courtyard with benches, parasols and people.

Supporters were spoiled for choice with a large selection of baked goods and refreshments, along with children’s games, a tombola, and a raffle with 40 prizes to celebrate 40 years of St Barnabas, which were kindly donated by local businesses.

The Watermill is well known to those who live in the area as a Grade II listed building from the late 17th century situated along the River Rase.

Attendees were able to enjoy the sunshine and catch up with their neighbours and meet new people, as well as take a tour of the Watermill and the grounds.

Young blonde woman, Ellie Carter, standing at wooden table with chocolate cake.Ellie says: “This was such a feel-good day for our family and the whole community! Everyone said they had missed this social contact during the pandemic, and they all thoroughly enjoyed the day. It was an amazing turn out with such positive feedback and support”

“My family and friends who helped us had an amazing day and we can’t wait for it to become a yearly event”

Many thanks to Ellie, Mandy and Mark and of course everyone who attended, for their donations and support.

Care for a Cuppa is a new campaign by St Barnabas Hospice, which encourages supporters to put the kettle on and host their own coffee morning, to raise vital funds for the charity.

To find out more about Care for a Cuppa or to get started on hosting your own, click here.

For every pound raised for St Barnabas, 77p goes straight towards delivering, and improving the care and support the charity offers to over 12,000 people every year. The other 23p goes towards generating future income.

Table with blue St Barnabas tablecloth and logo. The top of the table is covered in cups, saucers, teapot and a wicker hamper.

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