MORE than 100 people attended a successful coffee morning in aid of the Friends of Robert Owen House, which was held at Corrin Hall, Peel.
£1,510 was raised for the charity by donations from people, who have been touched by the facility.
A raffle, auction, cakes, bric a brac and book stalls helped raise the much needed funds.
Robert Owen House is a house situated in the grounds of the Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, which accommodates friends and relatives of patients in the hospital.
This is the fourth year that John Teare and his wife Adrienne have been fundraising for the good cause. They have first hand experience of how valuable the facility is for family members whose loved ones are undergoing hospital treatment, after Adrienne underwent a major operation.
John, of Ballaterson Road, Peel, said: ‘I am pleased to say that the coffee morning was a great success, raising a fantastic amount of £1,510 for the Friends of Robert Owen House. This included some very generous donations from people who had stayed at the house or the relatives or friends of people who had stayed there. It is a fantastic facility and I know the value of it as I stayed there when my wife had a quadruple heart by-pass operation, and that is why we continue to give it our support.’
The family, who have raised nearly £6,000 for the charity in four years, want to thank the volunteers and companies who donated goods or cash.