Buds Family Resource Centre in Ballyduff was abuzz with activity last Friday morning as organisers opened the doors for a coffee morning in aid of the charity 'SOFT Ireland'.
It was a hugely successful morning all around as close to €1,500 was raised for the charity at the time of writing. Aside from the fantastic coffees, teas and abundance of sweet treats on offer, the addition of a raffle and plenty of spot prizes only added to the excitement of the day. The arrival of very special guest Michael D Higgins - in form of a tea cosy, that is - was another added boost to the morning.
"On behalf of all the gang in Bud's today, we were delighted with the turn out for the coffee morning for SOFT. A huge thank you to all those who baked, cooked and donated on the day," said Buds Ballyduff.
"It was a massive amount of money collected for a very worthy cause for a wonderful volunteer in Vanessa, who was supported in her home parish."
The Support Organisation for Trisomy (SOFT), it is a voluntary group dedicated to providing support for families of children born with Patau's Syndrome (Trisomy 13), Edwards' Syndrome (Trisomy 18) and related chromosomal disorders. Support is provided during prenatal diagnosis, during the child's life and after a child's passing.