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Fund-raiser set to return for 28th year

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: July 08, 2013

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A DEDICATED fund-raiser is set to host an annual event from her home for the 28th successive year.

Fund-raising fanatic Julia Nash is to hold her latest event in Stapenhill next month.

She says the event began as a coffee morning back in the mid-1980s but has since grown into a much larger event.

The events are estimated to have raised tens of thousands of pounds for St Giles Hospice, which cares for people suffering with cancer and other serious illnesses across East Staffordshire, over the years, with Mrs Nash hoping the latest event will also prove to be a success.

She said: “My mother died young and there weren’t hospices in that time, so me and a friend thought ‘what can we do?’, so we held a coffee morning.”

After nearly three decades of fund-raising for the event, she remains as enthusiastic as ever.

She added: “It started off as a coffee morning but it’s turned into more of a fete now.

“It’s great fun and there is always a good atmosphere. Everyone is welcome, children as well.”

The event, to be held at Mrs Nash’s home, 12 Lyndham Avenue, on August 1, will feature stalls, games and activities and well as a raffle and a tombola.

The event will be held between 9am and noon.

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