Sidbury mum celebrates charity cash boost

Bev Roberts hosted a coffee morning at Sidbury Village Hall for Batten's Disease UK on Friday, June

Bev Roberts hosted a coffee morning at Sidbury Village Hall for Batten's Disease UK on Friday, June 6. Bekki Fowler of Bekki's Bakes with Bev Roberts, Fern Purchall, Kait Pyne and Dylan Roberts and Bev's daughter Amelia-Rose Roberts who suffers with the disease. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref shs 4537-23-14AW. To order your copy of this photograph go to and click on Photo Orders - Credit: Archant

A Sidbury mum has said she is ‘overwhelmed’ with the support she and her inspirational daughter received after a coffee morning helped raise more than £500 for Batten Disease UK (BDFA).

Bev Roberts, of Furzehill, is mother to nine-year-old Amelia-Rose who has the debilitating and incurable neurological condition.

The coffee morning and raffle at Sidbury village hall was held as a tribute to Amelia-Rose, and to raise funds for (BDFA) which researches the disease.

Bev said she did not think the two-hour event would attract as many visitors - roughly 100 in her estimations - as it did.

“The morning was absolutely amazing,” she said. “It went really well, and I got some great help from my friends.

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“The Sidbury WI sponsored the hall so a big thank you goes to them as well.”

Bev, who has jumped out a plane twice for charity, admitted the coffee morning made her ‘more nervous’ than any of the charity ventures she had done.

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“I was more nervous about this than my skydives because the whole responsibility was on me,” she said.

“But I am chuffed with how it went and am already looking to hold another event next year.

“I would like to thank Sidbury WI and all of the businesses who donated prizes for the raffle. I am really overwhelmed.”

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