Afternoon tea for team

PUBLISHED: 18:00 21 June 2015

Weston Hospicecare volunteers were thanked for their hard work with a cream tea.

Weston Hospicecare volunteers were thanked for their hard work with a cream tea.

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WESTON Hospicecare hosted two afternoons of cream teas to celebrate the vital work carried out by its volunteers.

The charity, based in Uphill, put on lunches at the Commodore Hotel in Kewstoke to thank its volunteers as part of Volunteers’ Week.

Guests were greeted by the hospice’s volunteer and training team, which organises the annual afternoon tea.

Iris Oxley from Hutton Garden Centre’s Waterfall Café donated home baked scones to the event.

The cream was provided by Yeo Valley and strawberry jam gifted by Lidl.

In addition, wines and chocolates were also on offer as prizes in a draw which was held across the two days.

The volunteers were joined on both days by guest speakers.

The Mayor and Mayoress of Weston attended the first event, while newly elected chair of trustees, Judi Driscoll, who is a volunteer herself, sat down to tea the following day.

Volunteer and training manager Maria Beaton said: “We hold this afternoon tea each year during Volunteers’ Week to give thanks to those who keep Weston Hospicecare running successfully.

“Our volunteers save us around £1million each year, which means this money can instead go straight towards patient care at the hospice.

“We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who made the event possible, and to all of our past and present volunteers for dedicating their cherished free time.”

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