�500 raised for school appeal at cake stall held in Fenland woman’s memory

MORE than �500 was raised for an African school appeal at a cake stall held in memory of a much-loved Fenland postmistress on Saturday.

Doreen Costall, who ran Doddington Post Office with her husband Brian for almost 28 years, died in December at Hinchingbrooke Hospital following complications from an operation.

The popular 59-year-old was an avid supporter of Lynn Morgan’s appeal to help the Doddington Joy Primary School in Kenya.

Ms Morgan said: “I’m absolutely delighted with the amount people donated - the whole of Doddington continues to back the cause in Doreen’s memory.

“She would be over the moon with the support and I can’t thank everybody enough. So many people contributed to the stall and people bought lots of cakes and raffle tickets. It’s overwhelming.”

Cakes sold throughout the day raised �347 with �93 being collected from a raffle. Another �75 was raised from sales of Julie Godsmark’s booklet of poems which were written in her sister’s memory.

The poems will continue to be sold in the village’s post office and at Tessa’s hairdressers next door. A number of other fundraising events are planned to add funds to the appeal’s growing support.

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More than �1,000 was also raised at Doreen’s funeral in December as the stunned community came together to pay their respects.

• For more details about how you can help support the appeal contact Lynn Morgan on 07879618952 or via e-mail at s.morgan212@btinternet.com