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Truro cafe raises over £600 for the Lamin Appeal

By West Briton  |  Posted: January 22, 2014

By Chris Matthews

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A CHARITY dinner held at a Truro café has raised more than £600 for poor families in west Africa.

Forty-five guests attended the event at Falmouth Bay Seafood Café for a three-course meal of fresh fish and seafood for £25 a head, of which £10 is going to the Lamin Appeal.

The evening included a raffle and an auction for a bottle of Bollinger champagne, with £682 raised in total for the Lamin Appeal, a Truro-based charity that aims to provide help to families in Gambia.

The charity was founded by Rodney Gill and June Bray following their return from a holiday in the west African country.

They were appalled by the levels of poverty and vowed to take a baby called Lamin Bojang under their wing.

Lamin is now at one of the country's best schools and the appeal is providing more than 20 families with food, shelter and medical aid.

The eaterie's sales and marketing manager, Charlotte Thomson, said: "All the guests had a really good time and we're hoping to continue to raise awareness of the charity and hold another event within the next two months."

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