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In celebration of the Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee, Lewis-Manning Hospice Care hosted a Great Dorset Jubilee Tea Party, welcoming the local community to join us for homemade cakes, traditional and delicious cream teas, a terrific tombola and handcrafted gifts stall. We even had a celebrity in our midst – Maggie the Seaside Baker who was a contestant in Channel 4’s ‘Great British Bake Off”. Maggie was kind enough to bake and donate a spectacular coffee and walnut cake for the tombola and entertained attendees with her baking stories from inside the famous tent.

The event took place within the hospice car park and boasted a huge variety of mouth-watering display of cakes and sweet treats for people to make a donation for. Traditional scones were kindly donated by Mark Bennett Patisserie and another supporter, which were perfectly accompanied with clotted cream and jam, which was kindly donated by BV Dairy and Cherry Tree Preserves. As well as cream teas, guests also enjoyed homemade creations from staff, volunteers and patients, including chocolate brownies, jubilee themed biscuits and cakes fit for royalty. Of course, a tea party wouldn’t be complete without a proper cup of tea, thank you to Dorset Tea for providing all the tea bags and Asda Bournemouth for supplying us with coffee and flavoured water, too.

Thank you to everybody that came along and made the afternoon so special, your donations helped to raise over £1,000, which will go towards funding our free of charge services across East Dorset and Purbeck.

If you would like to get involved and host your very own tea party with friends and family at home, click here to download your very own Great Dorset Tea Party e-pack. Our free tea party pack includes posters, sweepstake games and themed DIY bunting, so you can enjoy your favourite sweet treats, whilst raising money for Lewis-Manning!

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