Brewery Tearooms in Walkern all set for weekend of fun and fundraising

Sarah Parker, who runs the tearooms, celebrating its eighth anniversary. Picture: Catherine Lofthous

Sarah Parker, who runs the tearooms, celebrating its eighth anniversary. Picture: Catherine Lofthouse - Credit: Archant

An award-winning Walkern coffee shop is preparing for a day of circus silliness to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support and Cancer Hair Care.

Sarah Parker and partner Nigel, dressed up for last year's fundraiser. Picture: Catherine Lofthouse

Sarah Parker and partner Nigel, dressed up for last year's fundraiser. Picture: Catherine Lofthouse - Credit: Archant

Staff at Brewery Tearooms and Giftshop – based on the High Street in Walkern – will be manning stalls and selling cakes, bric-à-brac and produce on Friday, September 29, from 9.30am.

This will be the eighth consecutive year that the coffee shop has hosted a charity fundraiser.

Sarah Parker and partner Nigel, who run the tearooms, hope this year’s donations will top last year’s total of over £6,000.

Sarah said: “Dig out your circus outfits and head down to the Brewery Big Top!


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“We have received amazing support over the years in raising much-needed funds, so we hope you’ll help make this year the best yet.”

The weekend promises a double whammy of activities, as Saturday, September 30, will see the Four Cs (cycling, cancer, coffee and cake) morning bike rides to help ramp up the donations total, with registration starting from 9am, and rides starting at 9.30am.

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The Four Cs ride was organised by Brewery Tearooms, Cancer Hair Care and Robin Selley.

There will be three route options to choose from – 20km, 50km and 100km – catering to both families, and keen cyclists looking for a challenge.

The event also offers more attractions on the Walkern Primary School grounds, which include cycling events for children run by the Walkern Revolution Cycling Club, craft stalls, face painting and raffles.

Earlier this year, the tearoom staff celebrated winning awards for outstanding customer service and best independent cafe/tearoom of the year at the Archant’s very own Hertfordshire Life Food & Drink awards.

If you have any home-grown produce, good quality bric-à-brac or wine to donate, you can drop it off at the tearooms by Saturday, September 23.

Visit www.activetrainingworld.co.uk/4cride to sign up for the bike ride or www.justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/caringhair/bikeride to make a donation.

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