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Enjoy a cream tea in aid of your local children’s hospice

Enjoy a cream tea and raise a few pounds to help Children’s Hospice South West continue to support local children and families

People across the peninsula are being invited to tuck into a cream tea and raise a few pounds for their local children’s hospice.

The Big South West Cream Tea takes place over the August Bank Holiday weekend and organiser Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) is asking supporters to join in by holding their own cream tea fundraiser with friends and family. 

“Just grab some scones, a spoonful of strawberry jam and a dollop of clotted cream – not necessarily in that order! – and join the party,” said CHSW area fundraiser Bernadette Chambers.

You can enjoy a Great British classic at home, the park or even virtually and help raise vital funds for local families. 

“It’s a lovely way to help celebrate CHSW’s 30th anniversary, and if you are able to raise £30 or more we’ll send you a special CHSW 30th anniversary medal.”

The charity, which runs three children’s hospices across the South West - Little Bridge House in Devon, Charlton Farm in North Somerset and Little Harbour in Cornwall - has everything you need you need to hold your own cream tea fundraiser. 

“Register your event on our website to receive your free fundraising pack, which includes invites, recipe, ‘#JamFirst’ and ‘#CreamFirst’ signs, donation form, bunting, thank-you cards and more,” added Bernadette.

“You’ll also find links to businesses that can deliver a cream tea straight to your front door with a donation going to CHSW.Enjoy a cream tea for CHSW!

“If you’d prefer to hold your cream tea before or after the August Bank Holiday that’s absolutely fine; however and whenever you plan to take part in the Big South West Cream Tea, every penny you’re able to raise will make a real difference to children with life-limiting conditions and their families.”

The Big South West Cream Tea is kindly sponsored by Happy Days Nurseries, which operates 18 nurseries throughout the South West and is also celebrating 30 years this year.

Marketing manager Rebekah Fice-Thomson said: “CHSW is very dear to our hearts, so we’re delighted to be able to support The Big South West Cream Tea fundraiser this summer.

“We are looking forward to celebrating our own 30th birthday with a cream tea on September 4 and raising as much as we can for such an important charity.”

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