Cash boost for station café after thieves break in

PUBLISHED: 18:01 13 January 2018

Clive Mortimer handing over the raffle prize.

Clive Mortimer handing over the raffle prize.

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Community generosity has helped a charity café recover money lost through a break-in.

The Strawberry Line Café, at Yatton Railway Station, was raided by thieves during the early hours of December 9.

The door was smashed and left the café with a big repair bill.

Clive Mortimer, of Yatton News, and his neighbouring Cork And Ford business ran a raffle to raise funds.

A café spokesman said: “The raffle raised £245 for the café and Clive was pleased to see it brought the community together in support of a much-valued local enterprise, offering employment and training to people with learning disabilities. We are so pleased to receive Clive’s support, particularly as he is a respected businessman of long standing.

“The donation will go towards providing extra security measures which are still being discussed with our landlords and contractors.

“We’ve received a massive amount of support from the community.”

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