Over the winter The Albion Cafe has been cooking up a storm with the truffles donated by the Marshall Family at Terra Preta Truffles.
A percentage of the takings from the special truffle dinner in July, and subsequently from the truffle 'specials' served since then, has been raising money for our community preschool.
Preschool director Kathy Toirkens was pleased accept a donation of $1000 from The Albion from this enterprise.
Ms Toirkens said the monies raised would likely go towards toys and play equipment for the preschool children.
“Braidwood Preschool is not-for-profit and community-based. We are always very grateful of any donations or assistance with fundraising.”
Currently, the preschool is organising its community calendar for 2017, a useful annual initiative that “raises a lot of money for Braidwood Preschool,” Ms Toirkens said. It features pictures of the children alongside business sponsor details.
“Businesses can pay for an ad and the calendars are distributed for free to the community,” Ms Toirkens said.
She said the preschool had been assessed by education authorities this year and found to be highly rated for community engagement.
“Our preschool is not just about early childhood learning, but also about connecting with our community,” Ms Toirkens said. “We think our community contact is not only strong, but important.”
The Albion has also raised $1000 for the Braidwood MPS through blackboard specials. The fundraising is continuing with a percentage of the daily special going to the Braidwood Scouts and the tennis club.
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