Banana Crumble provide notable support to the Southend Cystic Fibrosis Association

A sizable donation was handed over to the Southend Cystic Fibrosis Association at a specially arranged ‘afternoon tea’ staged by the family-run Banana Crumble organisation.

Following their highly successful second Banana Crumb-Ball, held at the magnificent Orsett Hall back in October, more than £6,000 was raised along with valuable awareness about the condition.

“We were hoping to raise above £5,000 through a raffle, auction, donations and other fundraising games,” Amanda Austin from Banana Crumble told the Yellow Advertiser.

“On the evening, hairdresser, Bob Brend who runs Rakelas Hair and Beauty in Hamlet Court Road in Westcliff, was inspired to do his bit to add to the total and he decided that he would do a hair shave to help with the fundraising. This he did a few weeks later and in doing so managed to raise the amazing total of £720.

“When the monies were calculated, the result was a massive £6123.36. This is a huge amount of money and will make a big impact on the charity and families they support.”

Lisa Hyde from the SCFA said: “We thank Banana Crumble so much, once again, for making it such a wonderful evening and going above and beyond to make this event happen.

“We are truly grateful for everything you have done for our charity and continue to do. So many people will be able to come to the charity for help’

“A sizable donation has been handed over to the Southend Cystic Fibrosis Association at a specially arranged ‘afternoon tea’ staged by the family-run Banana Crumble organisation.”

Meanwhile, Mrs Austin added: “We wanted the cheque handover to be a memorable event and decided that afternoon tea would be a fun way of involving lots of people.

Representatives from the charity were in attendance as well as everyone fully involved in staging the event: “We are looking at hosting the third event, potentially in the Spring of 2023, so watch this space for details,” Mrs Austin concluded.

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Brian Jeeves

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