Raising money for families one scone at a time
Friday 30 June 2023 is National Cream Tea Day! To celebrate, each of our hospices are holding cream teas for the families we support. Join us by hosting your own cream tea to help raise vital funds for children and young people living with life-limiting conditions.
We've got everything you need to host the perfect cream tea, from invites to recipes, just fill out our simple form below to receive your fundraising pack.
Coming together to share a cream tea is such a simple pleasure that many of the families supported by CHSW look forward to. Alongside our care and support, your donations could help to fund experiences like gathering together for a delicious cream tea in our hospice gardens, and help to make memories for families now and into the future.
It costs nothing to sign up and by hosting or taking part in a cream tea event, you raise money for families and help make the most of short and precious lives, one scone at a time!
How your cream tea helps to support families
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 JustGiving page and encourage your guests to donate.
- 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 donations: 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!
Easy 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! This scone recipe is super-easy, so 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 of your choice to mix
- Sultanas (optional)
- Mix all ingredients together in a large mixing bowl, adding enough milk to bind into a dough.
- 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.
- Place on a wire rack to cool.
- Cut each scone in half and pile high with lashings of clotted cream and strawberry jam.