People are being invited to celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee by tucking into a cream tea in aid of their local children’s hospice.
The nation will come together over the weekend June 2-5 and Children’s’ Hospice South West (CHSW) is asking supporters to raise a scone in Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s honour by taking part in the charity’s Big South West Cream Tea.
CHSW area fundraiser Bernadette Chambers said: “Whether it’s a garden get-together with friends and family, a picnic in the park or a street party with neighbours, why not share a delicious cream tea together and help raise some money to provide vital care for local families, one scone at a time!
“And if you’ve already got plans for the long jubilee weekend, you can still take part in The Big South West Cream Tea any time that suits you. You could even hold your cream tea on National Cream Tea Day itself, on June 24!
“Just visit our website and register your event to get your free fundraising pack with everything you need to get started. You’ll find invites, sponsor forms, bunting, a scone recipe and thank-you cards. There are even some ‘#JamFirst’ and ‘#CreamFirst’ signs that you can use depending on how you prefer your cream tea!”
CHSW, which runs three children’s hospices across the South West, including Little Bridge House in North Devon, has also partnered up with a host of local businesses that can deliver a cream tea straight to your front door, with a donation going to the charity.
Just grab some scones, a spoonful of jam and a dollop of clotted cream – not necessarily in that order! – and join the party.
“You’ll find all the information on our website, and every penny you’re able to raise will make a real difference to children with life-limiting conditions and their families.”
Register your cream tea event and get your free fundraising pack here