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The Big South West Cream Tea

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Raising money for local families one scone at a time

We'd like to invite you to host your own cream tea with family and friends! Enjoy a great British classic at home, the park or even virtually and help to raise vital funds for local families, one scone at a time! We've got everything ready for you, from invites to recipes, so let us know you're taking part and we will send you everything you need!

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It's simple!

  • Fill in a quick form to receive your free fundraising pack which includes invites, recipe, #JamFirst or #CreamFirst signs, donation form, bunting, thank you cards and more!
  • Choose your spot, it could be the park, on Zoom, your garden, dining table or a rug on your sitting room floor!
  • Invite family, friends and colleagues using the invites in your pack to join you in person or virtually.
  • Spread the word using the social media share to tell family and friends.
  • Get baking, whip up (or buy) your scones, cakes and refreshments, we’ve supplied a scone recipe too - don't forget the cream and jam!
  • Fundraise, together with your guests raise funds one scone at a time, there are ideas in your fundraising pack and in our fundraising section.
  • The best bit, enjoy a Cream Tea together, don't forget finishing touches like napkins and decorations - or use the bunting download in your pack!

Every penny you raise will help families now and in the future. Our Fundraising Teams are on hand to support you, simply call 01275 866 600

The money you raise from your cream tea will help support families now and into the future. Here are some ways you can show your support and fundraise one scone at a time

  • Fill in a quick form to receive your free fundraising pack which includes invites, recipe, #JamFirst or #CreamFirst signs, donation form, bunting, thank you cards and more!
  • Create a quiz and guests donate to enter.
  • Auction off a homemade cream tea.
  • Use the suggested donations list included in your pack.
  • Donate online this is the simplest way and means you have no money to collect!
  • Cash donation, using the donation form, collect cash and pay in donations online or by sending a cheque in the post. Gift Aid can be added too!

  • Text donation*: simply text SCONE and your donation amount to 70460 (example SCONE 5 to donate £5).

*Texts cost the amount you would like to donate plus one standard rate message and you'll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS. If you'd like to give an amount but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text SCONENOINFO and the amount you would like to donate to 70460.

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CHSW Area Fundraiser Henrietta Olsson

We're here to help

If you would like to find out more about this event just click the ask a question button to send us an email or give us a call and we'll be happy to help!

Call Henrietta on 01271 325 270
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CHSW Scone Recipe  

Here at Children’s Hospice South West, our hospice cooks make exceedingly good scones! Many of you will have a favourite, tried and tested recipe but we thought we would share ours just in case! Wonderfully easy so the children can join in too. 


  • 450g (1lb) self-raising flour  (½ white and ½ wholemeal)  
  • 100g (4oz) margarine  
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda  
  • 1½ tsp cream of tartar  
  • 2 tsp baking powder  
  • Milk to mix  
  • Sultanas (optional)  


  1. Mix all ingredients together in a large mixing bowl, adding enough milk to bind into a dough.  
  2. Roll the dough to 1 inch thick. Cut out with a cutter into individual scone shapes and bake at 200C for 7 to 10 minutes until golden brown.  
  3. Place on a wire rack to cool.  
  4. Cut each scone in half and pile high with lashings of clotted cream and strawberry jam.
  5. Enjoy!  

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Companies supporting The Big South West Cream Tea

A big thank you to the following businesses that are generously supporting The Big South West Cream Tea through a donation from the sale of cream teas. Please follow the link to each business for more information.

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