Poundbury Charity Coffee Event Break Fund Raising Record

Published: 07/03/2024 By Peter Grout-Smith

The annual Charity Coffee & Cake day at Symonds & Sampson’s office in Queen Mother Square in Poundbury last week was a record-breaking success!  Peter Grout-Smith is the main organiser, supported by many colleagues and friends who baked an spectacular array of cakes. Local businesses were generous in donating raffle prizes.

The event is always popular – and this year was no exception as guests passed through the office all day enjoying refreshments and the opportunity to meet with representatives of YFW Bloodbikes and RABI, Symonds & Sampson’s chosen charities for 2024. The event raised an impressive £1850 to be divided between the two charities.


 ‘We are incredibly grateful to all those who baked, donated raffle prizes and helped towards this popular event which has become a firm fixture on the Poundbury social calendar' said Pete after the event. 'Representatives from the charities generously gave their time to come and share details of the fantastic work that they do, and we are over the moon to be able to start our firm’s fund-raising in 2024 with a substantial donation. Thank you to all who made this possible'.

RABI a leading agricultural charity in England and Wales that has been helping farming people - regardless of age, background or position – with financial, emotional and practical support for over 160 years

YFW (Yeovil Free Wheel) Blood Bikes, a group of emergency volunteer bikers operating out of Yeovil, Wincanton, and Dorchester Hospitals and carrying blood, platelets, blood and tissue samples, medication, breast milk, documents, CT scans, and equipment to hospitals, hospices, and nursing homes as well as private addresses across much of Somerset and all of Dorset, saving the NHS well over £200,000 each year while easing patients’ suffering and helping to save lives.

If you would like to make a donation to our fundraising this year, please do so via our page on the Give Wheel fundraising platform.
Symonds & Sampson Charity & Fundraising