MORE than 70 people attended a fund raising coffee morning for St David’s Hospice at Old Colwyn.

Penrhos Avenue Education Centre, Old Colwyn had organised the coffee morning for the Llandudno based hospice. It included a musical performance from Conwy Music Service. The event raised almost £800.

The event had a variety of stalls including a walking joke stall, a tombola, pitch and putt and cake stall.

Manned by the students of the centre, it was their way to thank St David’s for the love and support shown to the late Alan Brown, the centre’s caretaker and the late Doris Breeze, the centre’s teaching assistant, who died at the hospice.

The Centre’s alternative education co-ordinator, Steve Sherrington, said: “It was an inspiring and uplifting morning, in which the centre was able to get together with the local community in aid of a very good cause.

“The atmosphere was truly wonderful and a real pleasure to experience, excellent music from Conwy Youth Orchestra and food prepared and served by the catering students.

“All staff and students at Penrhos Avenue have experienced, or are aware of the love, help and support St David’s Hospice offer to families in very difficult times and hope the monies raised will help towards allowing St David’s Hospice to continue in the future.”

St David’s Hospice Conwy area fundraiser, James Wilde said: “What a phenomenal success this event was, and such a special way to remember Alan and Doris.

“The musical performance kept the audience captivated and the stalls manned by many of the students of Penrhos Avenue education centre were so inventive.”