March guest house tribute to boost charity

Brent Morris who is celebrating his guesthouse's 25th anniversary with a Macmillan fundraiser in memory of parents.
 Pictured, from left, are Tina Webb, Leonie Morris, Brent Morris, Annette Harris and Sharon Constable.
Brent Morris who is celebrating his guesthouse's 25th anniversary with a Macmillan fundraiser in memory of parents. Pictured, from left, are Tina Webb, Leonie Morris, Brent Morris, Annette Harris and Sharon Constable.
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A March guesthouse is marking its 25th anniversary with a cancer charity fundraiser in memory of its founders.

The Causeway Guest House will be using the silver celebration to pay tribute to Peter and Vera Morris, who opened the business 25 years ago yesterday.

The couple, who already ran Bramley House bed and breakfast in Chatteris, later retired in 1996 and handed over the reins to their son, Brent.

Sadly, Peter died from cancer just two years later, at the age of just 54, and his mum with the same disease, a year after, when she was only 53.

“It was a truly sad time,” said Brent. “What they achieved in their short lives was nothing short of remarkable.

“They were two wonderful, inspiring people. I will always remain there biggest fan and without their love, guidance, encouragement, teaching and wonderful support, who knows what life might hold today.”

Now Brent is using the guesthouse’s anniversary to help other people suffering from cancer by holding a fundraiser in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

The first 25 couples to ring and book a champagne breakfast at the guest house, to take over the next 25 Sundays (one couple each Sunday), will get the breakfast for free – in exchange for a donation.

He said: “I wanted to do something special to not only mark the anniversary but to pay tribute to my parents and raise money for Macmillan in their memory.”

Brent also thanked staff for their service over the last 25 years, including past members Karen Pilbrow, Zara Deighton, Kayleigh Eggleton, Naomi Sarfarlie, Kerry Penaluna and Karen Belger and current team of Sharon Constable, Annette Harris, Esther Forster, Tina Webb and Brent’s wife Leonie Morris.

He added: “I would like to say a massive thank you to all of our customers and the people in March and the surrounding towns and villages for their continued support.

“We have always tried our hardest to deliver a thoroughly professional service, whilst maintaining that personal touch.

“I would like to wish everyone continued good health and happiness for the next 25 years, when hopefully one of my children will follow in the footsteps and continue to run the family business.”

To be in with a chance of ‘winning’ one of the 25 Macmillan champagne breakfasts, contact Mr Morris on 07980 618468.