A special 20th anniversary afternoon tea raised £700. Tom and Carol Stephenson opened their beautiful gardens to host R.A.B.I supporters in Clwyd, who were celebrating the anniversary of the Clwyd committee.
The committee formed in 1997 when a group of volunteers from the area joined together to fundraise and help build awareness for the charity after hearing about how R.A.B.I had helped a local family.
The first of many fundraising events was held at John Mainwaring’s home, where guests enjoyed lunch. Fundraising was so successful that shortly afterwards Clwyd received the Sam Taylor Cup at R.A.B.I’s annual awards ceremony. This recognition is given to the committee which organises the most successful stand-alone event of the year.
Twenty years later, the committee is as strong as ever with many regular fundraising events. To mark the occasion, the Stephensons got out their best china and made delicious fruit scones to serve to current and past members of the committee.