Demelza Hospice Care for Children together with St. Michael's Hospice are raising funds to plant 20 trees for 20 loved ones.
The Charity is also selling a book, containing recipes for cakes, to help with the fundraising.
It contains illustrations provided by children from All Saints CE Junior School and has been designed and printed by local firms free of charge.
Ms Varrall, who was accompanied to the event by Cllr Stuart Wood, said:
"I admire this twist on the coffee morning scheme for fundraising. I have given up eating cakes during Lent and so the temptation was huge.
The book is a useful reminder but also makes us realise how lucky we are to be able to enjoy such treats. I am also looking forward to helping with the tree planting project, which aims to create a special place to visit for years to come, in the autumn."
For more information on this project contact Isabel Dennis on 01424 843111 or email [email protected]