The ‘Friends’ held their annual coffee morning at Seaton Sluice Community Centre on Saturday 12 October.

The weather was kind on the day, resulting in a record breaking turnout of visitors, enjoying delicious homemade treats and beverages whilst getting to know other like-minded people.

Members often use the coffee morning as a way of renewing their membership and buying a ‘must have’ 2020 FoHD calendar, but unfortunately this year a number of calendars were discovered to be missing their hangers, so some visitors ultimately went home empty handed. Hangers have now been fitted to the offending calendars and they are back on sale, (a calendar order form can be found on the FoHD web site), or you can pick one up at the Seaton Sluice Community Centre Christmas Fayre on the 7 December.

Raffle ticket sales were exceptional this year, probably due to the fact that there was not one but two star prizes of a weekend cottage break up for grabs. Also very popular was the display of projects carried out by our working party over the past year, and the stall selling various handmade items produced by our members was also very busy.

Everyone went home happy; leaving a bunch of exhausted volunteer helpers to clear up what little remained of the edible goodies, and restore the hall to normality.

A big thank you to everyone who donated prizes for this year’s raffle, it was very much appreciated, and also thanks to our helpers and visitors who made it such an enjoyable morning. We raised a record amount for FoHD funds.