Smithy Bridge Methodist Church coffee morning

Date published: 11 October 2015

Smithy Bridge Methodist Church held a coffee morning to raise money for the Cavernoma Alliance UK on Saturday (10 October) .

The event also included craft stalls and home made cakes.

Organiser Hazel Harrison said: “Our friend Stuart has cavernoma so we wanted to do it for him because not a lot of people about know about it.”

One person in 600, in the UK, has a brain cavernoma without symptoms. This equates to roughly 90,000 people – enough to fill Wembley Stadium. A spinal cavernoma is rarer than a brain cavernoma.

Hazel added: “We do a coffee morning every month but we do it for a different charity each time. We haven’t set a fundraising total so whatever we raise will be great and will all go directly to the charity.”

Money raised will help aid fund research into cavernoma.

“We are really pleased with the turnout and the support,” added Hazel.

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