Big Thank You to Godrevy Cafe
25 October 2012: Ellie's Haven would like to say a big Thank You to Godrevy Cafe and its proprietor, Dan Provost, for staging a Charity Day earlier this month that raised a whopping £2,075 for our charity.
Godrevy Cafe is at Gwithian, near Hayle. It's recently been named as one of the Top 10 Budget Restaurants on the north Cornwall coast by the Guardian newspaper.
Here's a copy of an email from Dan explaining how he came up with the idea of a Charity Day:
We decided to arrange an annual charity day at our cafe, to allow us to raise funds for a county based charity. The Charity Day included live music by Sandy Acre 7, a local band, a hog roast by Carnhell Farm, bouncy castles, face paintings by Brushstrokes, a bar provided by the Tin Can Cafe, a free kid's surf workshop by Shoresurf, a raffle with prizes donated by local businesses and a Whack-the-rat game. The National Trust helped out with the set up and logistics for the day.
About 10 years ago I arranged a similar charity day event whilst living in the French Alps. Back then it was an attempt to say thank you to my mother, after losing her to cancer when I was 14. I had reached 28 and I was aware that I was about to enter a part of my life where I was to be without her longer than with, if you see what I mean.
The help I received from friends and local businesses for the first charity day, blew me away. Those people and more along the years have kept that charity day going year on year raising an unbelievable amount of money for French and British-based charities.
Zoe and myself were over the moon at the arrival of our second child last year on boxing day. And after talking with Andy, our business partner and proud father, holding a charity day in support of a kid's based charity felt right.
After researching Cornish kid's charities, we found Ellie's Haven. Everything we read about the charity just hit the right notes.
We didn't have a great deal of time to organise everything, but with support from local businesses and the National Trust, the day was amazing.
At a guess I would say around 400 people attended maybe more. Mainly local people who come to the cafe on a regular basis, who I think just wanted to do some good and let the kids enjoy the day.
We are very happy to be of some help and hope all of you guys at Ellie's Haven reach your goals.