Eaton Bishop Big Tea

by Mark October 22, 2019

Eaton Bishop Big Tea, Saturday 28th September 2019.

The idea of afternoon tea to raise funds for a good cause is not new.  That doesn’t mean it isn’t a great idea.  So when I heard that the team who run the Village Hall at Eaton Bishop were planning to host one as part of the Big T project for fund raising run by St. Michael’s Hospice, I thought it could be special.  I wasn’t to be disappointed.

Rather than try to provide a selection of sandwiches and cakes for each guest, our hosts simply invited us to help ourselves from a wide range of delights.  Sandwiches were simple, uncomplicated, ham and cucumber and egg mayonnaise.  Cakes are the focus for an occasion such as this.  Chocoloate cakes, there were a few.  Coffee and walnut.  Scones.  Cherry bakes.  It was sumptuous.

Afternoon tea is supposed to be a light delight between luncheon and one’s evening meal.  Let’s just say that my appetite was sated by the time I left.  An engaging raffle and tombola added to the occasion.  Oh, and the ‘tea’ element, cups thereof?  An array of fruit tea, herbal tea, lapsang, Earl Gray and no-nonsense breakfast tea provided something for everyone’s palate.

I have run this event previously.  I know how much work goes into it.  Hats off to the team.

Just wish I’d been there at the start to photo the display; it was twice as big as this!

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    • Mark

      Dear Michael,
      Thank you for this detail. My apologies for the delay replying. Would you be interested in a regular presence on the site?

      Mark Chester