The ladies from St Mary’s Parish Church, Comber, who serve teas, coffee and home baked scones and cakes at Comber Farmers’ Market in the church hall will be donating the money raised to McMillan Cancer Support at the next market on Thursday 1 October 2015.
Rosemary Cooper, who is on the church catering committee, said: “Since the market opened last year we have had a team of volunteers who bake cakes and serve morning teas in the church hall on market day. It has become a social event and meeting place for the residents of Comber who regularly turn up for a good old chat and a nice cup of tea and a bun.
“We don’t charge a specific price for the teas but ask people for a donation and have raised over £4,000 for church funds so far. We would like to thank all our valued customers for their generosity and support and hope that they will turn up on the 1st October to support our McMillan coffee morning and help us raise much needed funds for this worthy charity.”
Alderman Deborah Girvan, who helps to run the market on behalf of Comber Regeneration Community Partnership, said: “I would like to thank and commend the tea ladies of the church for their sterling efforts throughout the year. The church teas are a great asset and there is no doubt that the teas have helped to make Comber Market such a success.
“McMillan Cancer Support provide practical, medical and financial support for people and their families who have been diagnosed with cancer and there are many people in our area who have availed of their services. I hope that the good folk of Comber and beyond will turn up in their droves and enjoy a delicious home baked treat and a cup of tea or coffee and help them to raise lots of money for McMillan Cancer Support.”