We are yet again very grateful to Costa Kkolos and his colleagues at Avenue Cafe in Emersons Green, South Gloucestershire. They have been supporting BRACE and other local charities for several years, and have just give BRACE a Christmas present of £625.

Mark Poarch, who went to receive the donation on behalf of BRACE today, said, "This is a remarkably high amount for a small cafe to raise, sustained year on year. Costa and his small team work hard to make this happen, and I know that they engage their customers and promote their charities all year round. So we are also saying 'thank you' to all the customers who have donated through the cafe."

"It just shows what a difference a small business can make with a bit of determination and community spirit."