Homecall Cream Tea and Gardens

We awoke to a cloudy drizzly morning but at 2pm thankfully the rain stopped, weeks of preparations were now complete, the scones and homemade cakes were ready to be enjoyed and the volunteers arrived early to set up for the day. The gardens in Cranston Avenue, Gatelands Drive and Kingswood Avenue were looking spectacular.

We greeted an amazing 78 visitors and everyone was ready to enjoy a welcome cup of tea served with homemade scones, fresh strawberries, jam and lashings of clotted cream at the beautiful gardens in Cranston Avenue. The variety of stalls and the range of goods and produce available proved to be a big success.

The sum raised was a wonderful £1527.42 plus £1000 Match Funding from Barclays. We are very grateful to everyone who helped make this day so special and would like to thank all those volunteers who helped both before and during the event.

Homecall Scheme Manager, Leah Norman would especially like to express her gratitude to the hosts of our three gardens, Rita and Barry Wright, Pat McCarthy and Lal and Gloria Ratnayake, who shared their delightful gardens with us and worked tirelessly to make this event such a huge success and was truly an occasion to remember.

Scheme Manager Leah Norman with helpers from the Pebsham Co-op

Leah with the Bizzy Fingers craft ladies

Homecall helpers on the bric a brac stall

Peter Blatchly who match funded the event for Homecall with Barclays