Costa gives a cuppa lot of help to hospice

WORTHWHILE: a cheque is presented to Rachel House by Coffeepots in their newly opened mall cafe branch. Pictured (l-r) is Kathryn Evans, director of Coffeepots; Sharon Kane, branch manager; Nicola Gunn Chas, West of Scotland fundraiser for Rachel House and Dennis Evans, who is also a director of Coffeepots.
WORTHWHILE: a cheque is presented to Rachel House by Coffeepots in their newly opened mall cafe branch. Pictured (l-r) is Kathryn Evans, director of Coffeepots; Sharon Kane, branch manager; Nicola Gunn Chas, West of Scotland fundraiser for Rachel House and Dennis Evans, who is also a director of Coffeepots.

COFFEE lovers in Cumbernauld have helped raise cash for a children’s hospice.

A total of £1,050 was presented to Rachel House in Kinross which is part of the Children’s Hospice Association in Scotland thanks to a Win a Bear contest which was run in Costa in Cumbernauld’s Antonine Shopping Centre.

Customers paid a £1 to guess the name of the bear and the winner got to take the cuddly toy home for good.

Coffeepots, who run the Costa franchise in the town, recently opened up a second branch in the Antonine Shopping Centre and now employ 21 people in the town.

The company, run by Dennis and Kathryn Evans, have raised £25,000 during the past five years for a number of charities including The Costa Foundation, Breast Cancer Care, Rachel House, Aberlour and the Alzheimer’s Society.

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