AN EXTRA special coffee morning held in memory of a Rubery teenager who lost his life to cancer has raised £900 for Great Ormond Street Hospital.
The event took place at Jellybabies Nursery and Pre-School, at Longbridge Methodist Church, where 13-year-old Jay Demetriou used to go when he was little.
Almost 200 people turned up to the event including MP Richard Burden, Jay’s mum Mandi and new and old parents along with members of the congregation and a number of residents.
To mark the day, held as part of the cause’s ‘bad hair day’ campaign, the children got to all enjoy a Peter Pan themed fun day with a bouncy castle.
The youngsters dressed up as mini Tinkerbells, Peter Pans, pirates and fairies and showed off some truly mad hairstyles.
While the children enjoyed themselves the adults made the most of the coffee morning with complementary therapies, a home-made cards sale and cakes.
Jacqueline Walker, from Longbridge Methodist Church, said: “While an amazing amount was raised for Great Ormond Street Hospital it was so lovely to see the coffee pot full for the whole morning of people who turned up to show their support for Jay’s family.
“On behalf of myself, Darren, Abbie and Brian who organised the event I would like to thank everyone who gave their time and services free of charge and to everyone who came along on the day.”