Fundraising for Jill Dando Cafe

PUBLISHED: 16:00 11 August 2012

Café volunteer Roz Tippett is picture with Brandon's Loraine, Diane, Sian and Virgil alongside one of the new signs.

Café volunteer Roz Tippett is picture with Brandon's Loraine, Diane, Sian and Virgil alongside one of the new signs.

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STAFF and volunteers from the Brandon Trust spent a whole week in fancy dress to raise funds for new signs to promote the café they work in.

The team at the Jill Dando Café at the Blakehay Theatre in Weston’s Wadham Street more than doubled their initial fundraising target of £110.

Their costumes – which included pirates and super heroes – proved so popular they raised £240 to help direct people to their café, named after Weston-born TV presenter Jill Dando, and nearby memorial Jill’s Garden.

Café co-ordinator Jayne Brotherton said: “I really am so happy with the amount we raised.

“Each day we had different volunteers in who all had different fancy dress on. It was good fun.”

The Brandon Trust, which supports people with learning disabilities to live the lives they choose, took over the daytime running of the café and bar last year. It is currently in talks with theatre owner Weston Town Council about extending its contract.


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