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Afternoon tea charity success raises over £1000 for Warwickshire hospice

The Bluebell Henley in Arden Team

The Bluebell Henley in Arden Team

St Georges Day saw the great and the good merge upon the bijou acclaimed Warwickshire dining pub that is the Bluebell, to enjoy an afternoon of high teas, high spirits and resulting in high fund raising for the local Myton Hospices Charity.

Guests were invited to attended the St George’s Day Mad Hatters Tea party, hosted by proprietor Leigh Taylor, with guest speaker and broadcaster Philippe Boucheron – who talked about the history of afternoon tea, and its origins dating back some 350 years. The team headed by chef Simon Malin created a delightful range of sandwiches, homemade cakes, and even gluten free selections for guests, who were also delighted with ‘magic potions’ with some surprise ‘Eat Me, Drink Me’ curios, consisting of dry ice, and Cha flavoured ice cream.
The charity raffle and auction of lifestyle gifts, alongside one of the auction prizes of an afternoon tea stand and tea set, donated by Birmingham based Heritage Silverware LTD, helped raise over £120 for the charity. The Bluebell was fully supporting Myton Hospices in their ‘Take 50 Challenge’ and has enlisted the support of businesswomen from the networking group ‘BLAH’ (Business Ladies Around Henley).
Today Bluebell proprietor Leigh Taylor said:  “We all had a wonderful day, and it was a really enjoyable atmosphere, with a record turnout of over 40 guests. It is important to raise awareness of such a worthy cause as Myton’s Hospice, as many of us have been touched directly or indirectly by Cancer, so to be able to raise over £1200 for them was a real honour – we would like to thank all the businesses who donated to the cause, and the ladies who attended on the day, including the wonderful Philippe Boucheron who delighted the ladies with his knowledge of tea, champagne, and his amusing tales and anecdotes. We will certainly be looking at holding similar events in the near future”
The Myton Hospices Corporate Fundraising Development Manager, said: “We need to raise over £7 million each year through voluntary income to ensure we can deliver our range of services free of charge to the people of Coventry and Warwickshire and we can’t do that without the support of businesses like The Bluebell. Thank you to everyone involved, including the local business women from around Henley who have shown their support by attending such a delightful event.”

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The Bluebell Henley in Arden Host Leigh Taylor with her Dry Ice Mad Hatters Tea

The Bluebell Henley in Arden Host Leigh Taylor with her Dry Ice Mad Hatters Tea

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