Town mayor hails big hearted residents’ raising £170 for charity

Town mayor hails big hearted residents’ raising £170 for charity

By Charity Corespondent, Jill Dando News

The FUCHSIA Cancer Support Group held a coffee morning at the NightJar Pub in Worle, Somerset where they raised over £170 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

The group welcomed Weston-super-Mare Mayor Cllr Ciaran Cronnelly as a flurry of visitors sample cake, tea and coffee.

The group FUCHSIA meets just a stone’s throw from Jill Dando’s childhood home in Worle, and school, Worle Community School Academy, where students write positive stories in her memory.

FUCHSIA, which stands for Friendship, Understanding, Cancer Help and Support in Abundance, have been running since 2010 and meet every Thursday, 10 am - 12 noon at the NightJar, who kindly provide a room for no charge.

The group continued throughout the Covid lockdowns, with group lead, Julie Crowther, phoning the members almost every week to keep in touch.

Julie said: “We were delighted to raise so much money in one morning.”

“All our members helped organise and deliver the coffee morning, bringing in plenty of cakes and welcoming visitors.”

Di Bradley, Owner of the NightJar Pub, said “The FUCHSIA group have called the NightJar home for the past 10 years and we’re delighted to continue supporting them.”

FUCHSIA's doors are always open to new members. Contact Julie on 07896699627 or

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