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The Big South West Cream Tea 2020

Friday 26 June 2020
Nationwide
Food and drink
Event organiser:
CHSW

Join us for The Big South West Cream Tea

To mark the end of Children’s Hospice Week we invite you to join us for The Big South West Cream Tea, on National Cream Tea Day and together we can raise vital funds for families across the South West!  

Joining is simple:

  • Sign up. Let us know you are joining us. 
  • Donate. An afternoon tea can be something really special for the whole family and brings people together - by making a donation, you will be helping families now and into the future. 
    • Simply text SCONE and the amount you would like to donate to 70460 (example SCONE 5 to donate £5)*
    • Make a donation online
  • Choose your spot It could be your own garden, the park, your dining table or your sitting room floor on a rug! (Please adhere to the latest guidance on social distancing).
  • Get baking! Use our lovely scone recipe (bought ones are just fine too!) – don’t forget the cream and jam! 
  • Spread the word! Use the social media share to tell family and friends – you could invite them to join you virtually on Zoom. Join the Facebook event to share recipes and photos. 
  • Enjoy! Don’t forget finishing touches like napkins and decorations – use our bunting download!

If you have any questions or enquiries please call us on 01275 866 600

*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.

We hope you enjoy being part of The Big South West Cream Tea. Your donations mean that we can continue to be here for families whenever they need us, now and into the future. Here are some ways you can show your support and fundraise:

  • Text to donate*: Text SCONE and the amount you would like to donate to 70460 (example SCONE 5 to donate £5)
  • Make a donation online  
  • Invite friends and family to join you virtually and make a donation 
  • Make scones for family and deliver them for a donation (adhering to social distancing) 
  • Create a virtual quiz and charge an entry fee 
  • Auction off a homemade cream tea 
  • Guess the weight of the cake/scone 
  • Share any ideas you have in the Facebook event 

*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.

Ideas for the day

  • Create a Zoom invitation for friends and family to join you 
  • Decorate your chosen spot with our bunting download 
  • Get out the best crockery, napkins, teacups, cake stand and table cloth or picnic rug 
  • Decorate with fresh flowers and streamers 
  • Play a quiz or traditional board games 
  • Create a ‘Cream Tea’ playlist to listen to 
  • Get the children involved in baking and decorating 
  • Hold a live bake-a-thon 
  • Share ideas and photos in the Facebook event 

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. 

Ingredients

  • 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)  

Method

  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 200°C 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!