A WOMAN who cared for her late husband decided she wanted to give something back to the charity which provided so much support to her and her family.

The Comet: Carer Anita White enjoys a cuppaCarer Anita White enjoys a cuppa (Image: Archant)

Sylvia Richardson cared for her husband, John, up until his death last year.

She was helped out by the Comet’s Charity of the Year, Crossroads Care Hertfordshire North, which provided a support worker to give Mrs Richardson much-needed respite once a week.

It was this help that prompted the Walkern resident to hold a coffee morning, to raise money for the charity.

Mrs Richardson, who raised £150, invited people to her gardens, which back onto the River Beane, for coffee and cakes. Nearly 30 supported the event, which also included a raffle.

She said: “I decided to hold the coffee morning to pay back Crossroads Care for helping me during such a difficult time.”

Mrs Richardson is a regular member of the Stevenage Carers’ Cafe Group, forming many friendships with other carers as a result.

The group meets every Monday morning from 10am until midday at the charity’s day centre in Stevenage.

To find out about this service, or any others that Crossroads offers, visit www.crossroadshn.org.uk or call 01462 455578.