Employees at Stafford and Rural Homes (SARH) have served up more than 100 cream teas to colleagues in an effort to support vulnerable members of the local community.
During celebrations to mark National Cream Tea Day staff raised £435.55 that they’ve donated to the housing association’s C.A.R.E.S Foundation, which supports projects and groups helping some of the most vulnerable in the community.
Nikki Oldfield, SARH Homes Manager, helped organise the event that honours a longstanding English tradition and said she was delighted at the response from colleagues.
“National Cream Tea Day is a great opportunity to have a little fun and raise money for such worthy causes; it’s very satisfying to know that, by everyone indulging in a small treat, we are really helping some of the most vulnerable people in Stafford,” she explained.
The money was raised through the sale of Cream Tea boxes – containing scones, butter and jam – from the Cream Tea Society and by the proceeds of a raffle with prizes very generously donated by local businesses.
Karen Armitage, SARH Chief Executive added: “The SARH team regularly shows its generosity when it comes to raising funds for worthy causes- well done to everyone who organised this Cream Tea Day event for the third year running.
“A big thank you to everyone who supported this fun celebration that’s provided a real boost for the SARH C.A.R.E.S Foundation where money raised is directed to ‘Make a Difference’ to those who are affected by homelessness, social isolation and severe hardship.”