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St Andrew's Church charity event 'up there with the best'
Crowds of people gathered at St Andrew’s Church in Bushey on Saturday for a charity coffee morning and mini-market.
The event, organised by church steward Heather Turner, was arranged to raise cash for charity WaterAid, an international non-governmental organisation dedicated to the provision of safe domestic water, sanitation and hygiene education to the world's poorest people.
Visitors took the opportunity to enjoy cakes and cups of tea, and peruse market stalls selling a variety of goods including books, crafts, cards and bric-a-brac.
Mrs Turner said: "As part of our harvest celebrations we always hold a fundraising coffee morning and mini-market. We pick different charities every year. One year it will be for a local project, the next a worldwide one.
"We decided upon WaterAid because it’s a very important cause. Fresh running water, which promotes sanitary living conditions, should be a basic human right, but in third world countries that isn’t the case.
"About 50 people came to the event and in terms of popularity, it’s up there with all our past best events."
Thanks to the efforts of people supporting the fundraiser, £773 was raised for WaterAid.
Mrs Stewart added: "It’s a great sum of money to collect, but we’ve still got more cash coming in.
"We set up a game called Flush Pots, where people have to put money in a pot every time they flush the loo. We thought this was particularly poignant given the charity we are raising money for.
"We expect that will boost our total even further. We’ll be flushed with success."