Litten Tree brews up some fundraising ideas

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Plenty of fundraising ideas were brewing in LBO land to coincide with Macmillan’s World Biggest Coffee Morning.

Staff, business contacts, customers and friends of The Litten Tree, in Lake Street, Leighton Buzzard, held their annual fundraiser for MacMillan Cancer Support, who help cancer patients and their families both locally and nationally.

There was a multi-prize raffle, with donated gifts, which saw mayor Ray Berry draw out the winning tickets.

Friends of the pub helped by selling cakes and coffees. All donated cakes were home-madeand proved very popular and many people took home boxes of cakes!

Generous donations were received, resulting in a sum in the region of £909 being made – with Barclays matched fundraising it will be £1,808.

Andrew McCormick, Jacob Beasley, Matt Hake and Chris Foxwell, decided to swell funds even further, by doing a sponsored bike ride to Southend Pier.

There were a few punctures, a new inner tube and a new tyre en-route, but everyone got back home in one piece, thanks to the support team of Gill Ratheram and Nicky Hartley, who drove the route and provided essential back up for the boys.

With all the fundraising activity, the final sum of £2,116.93 was raised.

Andrew McCormick, deputy manager at The Litten Tree said he would like to thank everyone who helped in any way.

See the October 7 issue of the LBO for a full round-up of coffee morning events.