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Cream teas support food bank appeal
Employees at Stafford’s largest provider of affordable homes have served up more than 100 cream teas to colleagues in an effort to support vulnerable members of the local community.
The traditional English treat, combined with a raffle, raised nearly £350 – money that will be used to support local food banks.
In 2017, kind-hearted staff at Stafford and Rural Homes (SARH) have concentrated their charitable efforts on collecting food parcels for families in need, and this latest event has provided a massive boost for their campaign.
Nikki Oldfield, a Project Surveyor at SARH, helped to organise the event as part of National Cream Tea Day and said she was delighted at the response from colleagues.
“Altogether we sold more than 100 boxes containing scones, cream, jam and tea bags donated by the corporate partners of the Cream Tea Society, the organisation behind this unusual themed day,” she explained.
“Whilst the contents of the boxes were delicious, it was also satisfying to know that by indulging in a small treat we could all help support some of the most vulnerable people in the communities we serve.”
Karen Armitage, SARH Chief Executive, added: “Once again, the SARH team has shown its generosity when it comes to raising money for a worthy cause. A huge well done to all those who organised the event or took part on the day.”
Pictured: Brenda Bradshaw, Nikki Oldfield, Jean Parker and Matt Hine – all of SARH – who helped to organise the event.