Hog roast raises £2,750 for cancer charity
TWO hundred and twenty people turned up to enjoy an excellent hog roast at Quantock Moor Farm, courtesy of the Payton Family of Somerset Farmhouse, Williton on Sunday, June 19.
Two massive barns accommodated the hog roasts, bar, desserts table, raffle and four additional stalls and the visitors. There was lots of laughter, chatting, catching up with friends and neighbours and no one was in a hurry to leave. Music by Brian Heaton added to the atmosphere as he circulated with his accordion playing some good old favourites.
The total raised for Macmillan was an incredible £2,750. After more than 2 years of very limited fundraising this amount is a very welcome addition, helping to fund Macmillan services in Somerset.
Maggie Pumphrey and members of the Coleridge Fundraising Committee said: “We would like to give heartfelt thanks to the Payton family for all their hard work and for donating the hogs and baps, the vegetarian quiches, etc to this event. So much work went into clearing the barns to accommodate everyone and preparing and serving the food on the day.
“Our thanks also to all who donated the tray bake desserts, raffle prizes, home-made cards, etc, and to the many helpers who transported furniture from Bicknoller village hall and other locations to the farm – and back again.
“We didn’t quite take the name of “the pub with no beer” but apologise for not having sufficient cider. The men behind the bar worked so hard and were busy from before 12.30 until 3pm.
“And our thanks to all the 220 people who came to support us and enjoy the afternoon. It was so good to see you all.”
• Just a reminder that the Macmillan Cancer Support Annual Garden Fête that usually takes place on August Bank Holiday Saturday will be a week later this year on September 3. Maggie added: “So we invite you to come and join us to enjoy the usual games, teas, stalls, etc, and make a lot of money for the charity.”
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