June 19, 2011
couple's party raises a tea-rrific £2,100 for cancer charity!
Over £2,000 was raised for a local cancer charity when
a Berrow couple held a successful tea party on Saturday (June
a fourth year, Steve and Hilary Cox (pictured) served up hundreds
of teas to the public at their home in Brent Road to raise funds
for Marie Curie Cancer Care.
Hilary told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We had a brilliant day
and managed to raise an amazing £2,100!"
added: "£800 worth of raffle tickets were sold - I
think because the prizes were so good, and we made £600
on cream teas. The homemade cakes made £300 and our plant
stall sold a massive £380 worth of plants."
"A huge thank you goes to all our friends, neighbours and
family who helped on the day, and to everyone who came along and
supported us including the local businesses who so kindly donated
prizes for our raffle."
She added: "We were so lucky with the weather - not a drop
of rain fell between 2-5pm, which was perfect and meant our extra
covered area wasn't needed after all."
"I think that the furthest anyone travelled to come especially
for a cream tea was from Newlyn in Cornwall, and we had many returning
guests from previous years."
"We really hope to have been the biggest cream tea in the
country this year, but we have to wait until the end of July to
find out as Marie Curie run their tea party campaign until then."