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HARD-WORK­ING crafters raised £730 for Mary’s Meals at their first cof­fee morn­ing in Con­nel.

The Easter craft and cof­fee morn­ing at Con­nel Vil­lage Hall on Satur­day April 8, which also fea­tured bak­ing and fid­dle mu­sic, raised money by do­na­tion for the Ar­gyll char­ity which aims to pro­vide hun­gry chil­dren with one meal ev­ery school day, en­cour­ag­ing ed­u­ca­tion that can lift them out of poverty in later life.

The group was helped by many vol­un­teers to or­gan­ise the event. One crafter Dorothy Hitchin said: ‘ We have been do­ing it for quite a few years. We make any­thing that takes our fancy. We take a stall to lo­cal craft fairs, but this was the first time we have had a cof­fee morn­ing.

‘Peo­ple are very gen­er­ous. That was more than ex­pected. I ex­pected £ 500. In view of the cir­cum­stances, with all the crises and famines in Africa, we thought peo­ple would be gen­er­ous. Con­nel is very sup­port­ive of char­i­ties.’

Fid­dle play­ers en­ter­tain at the cof­fee morn­ing.

The Easter craft and cof­fee morn­ing in Con­nel was a great suc­cess.

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