People who love afternoon tea attended our Afternoon Anniversary Chari-Tea on June 20 and raised £156 for two local charities.
We held the event to celebrate our 20th anniversary and to raise money for our charities of the year, St. Margaret’s Hospice and Escape Support Group.
Anne Mitchell, Joint Owner of the farm shop, said: “We would like to thank everyone who attended our very special Afternoon Anniversary Chari-Tea. The event was a great success and everyone had a fantastic time. Our cafe was decorated with table cloths, flowers, bunting and balloons to really give the English, afternoon tea, party feel.
“We’re delighted the afternoon tea raised £156, which will be split equally between the two charities. The money was raised by £1 from each ticket sale. We also held a raffle for £1 a ticket with all the money raised being donated to the charities.
“Jean Pyle from Exeter scooped the first prize in the raffle, which was a cake created by Sharon Ware, who is our Kitchen Manager. Mike Thorne from Taunton won a bottle of bubbly and some strawberries and Jan Fox from Nynhead won a jar of our anniversary apple chutney and a jar of our anniversary strawberry jam.”
St. Margaret’s Hospice as a charity, has been at the heart of Somerset’s community, for more than 37 years, delivering high quality, responsive and compassionate care to patients and their families facing a life-limiting illness.
Last year St. Margaret’s Hospice, which is based in Bishops Hull, cared for more than 3,200 people across Somerset. To provide this care they need to raise in excess of £7.5 million. Without the generous support of the community, thousands of people facing the challenge of a life-limiting illness would struggle to receive the care and support they need.
Escape Support Group, which is based in Taunton, has been supporting families who have a child, or children, with disabilities or specific individual needs in the Somerset area for 17 years.
Escape’s main aim is to provide fun activities, allowing children the opportunity to experience a positive childhood where they are integrated fully, and are able to share experiences that will enhance and enrich their lives, which other children and families may take for granted.
Escape offers support to families who have a child, or children, with any form of additional need or disability, no matter how mild or severe. A diagnosis is not required to become a member.