The Newtown branch of Rapid Relief Team, a charitable organisation whose aim is to provide compassion and support to local charitable causes and people in need, have ‘stepped up to the plate’ and raised a whopping £1,890 - by eating cake.
Organised by RRT teams in Newtown and Shrewsbury, multiple ‘cake and coffee’ mornings were held at local businesses during March, to ‘raise dough’ in aid of Hope House Children’s Hospices.
Based in Oswestry and with branches in Shropshire and North Wales, Hope House provide support and care for local children who aren’t expected to live longer than early adulthood.
Newtown RRT Local Team Leader Matthew Lynes said: “We wanted to help make a difference to those local families in difficult and challenging circumstances, and came up with the idea of multiple events in the area for staff of local businesses to support, along with their friends and family. We are so glad we were able to help.”
Cakes were baked or brought in by staff and relatives to the businesses and all donations collated by RRT and handed over to Hope House area fundraiser, Sarah Johnson. She said: “The icing on the cake was we didn’t have to approach multiple businesses – RRT made it all happen.”
Rapid Relief Team is a charity affiliated with the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church, and local teams consist of volunteers from their churches in Montgomeryshire and Shropshire. Living and working in the area, they can be called out at short notice to provide support for emergency services at protracted incidents. They also provide support at planned charitable events in the area. More information can be found at www.rapidreliefteam.org
Special thanks to the following businesses who kindly held events: Arrow County Supplies, All Pump Solutions, Cambrian Packaging, Hafren Fasteners, Innovamill, Maxpack, Solmedia, SPEL, Tabilo, Three-Sixty, and of course, to all who donated.
Photo: Owen Joynt and Sam Blackledge of the RRT with Sarah Johnson of Hope House at the charity’s Welshpool shop