Strawberry tea at Grantham care home raises vital funds

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Freshly baked scones, thick cream, strawbery jam and stawberries were the ingredients for a successful fundraising event at Apple Trees in Grantham.

The strawberry cream tea event was held at the care and reablement centre in Springfield Road, to help raise funds for breast cancer research.

Many families are affected by this disease, and for Apple Trees staff member Sherri Rawden this was a very raw experience, with a close family member having recently been diagnosed with breast cancer.

To help raise vital funds for those affected by the disease, Sherri set about organising the strawberry cream tea event with the help of the residents.

As part of the preparation a small group of residents had the opportunity to go strawberry picking in Syston - choosing the very best strawberries for the afternoon tea.

Once prepared, family and friends came along to the event and enjoyed the freshly picked strawberries with a delightful cream scone and a cup of tea.

A fabulous day was had by all and a grand total of £120 was raised from the event, which will go towards helping those with breast cancer, the most common cancer in the UK.

Sherri would like to thank all of the residents who helped her with the preparation and running of the event. She would also like to thank her colleagues, family and friends for their support in making the event a great success.