Dorothy House Hospice Care has launched a new fundraising initiative called ‘Dorothy’s Tea Party.’
The whole community is invited to get involved by either hosting or attending a Dorothy’s Tea Party or coffee morning at home, in their workplace, at the gym or even at school at any time of year. The idea is to have fun, bring people together, eat lots of cakes and raise vital funds to support the work of the Hospice.
The Dorothy’s Tea Party fundraising initiative is supported by top local chef, Rachel Demuth of Demuths Cookery School and previous owner of the award-winning Demuths restaurant. Rachel hosted a tea party and judged a ‘mini-Bake Off’ at her cookery school kitchen in Bath on Monday 27th March with all cakes pre-baked at home by staff from the hospice.
The winning baker was Hollie Gale who baked a stunning 40-layer cake to celebrate Dorothy House’s 40th Anniversary. Hollie works for Dorothy House Hospice Care in the communications team. The two other bakers were Jill Souter, nurse specialist based at Dorothy House’s outreach centre in Peasedown St John and Ali Wilkins, PR manager at Dorothy House Hospice Care. The winning baker received a bouquet of flowers and all the bakers received a goody bag containing a Demuths cook book and cookery course vouchers.
Dorothy’s Tea parties can be held at any time across the year and Dorothy House will help people keen to organise their own party by sending them a party planning pack filled with invites, recipes, posters, decorations and fundraising ideas to make their tea party a fun and rewarding success.
To order a Dorothy’s Tea Party pack visit www.dorothyhouse.org.uk/get-involved/fundraising /dorothys-tea-party/
To inspire people to take part, Dorothy’s Tea Party hosts will be entered into a draw to win a voucher worth £165 for a full day course at Demuths Cookery School. The prize will be awarded to the Dorothy’s Tea Party host whose name is drawn out of a hat on 1st September. Ideas to raise extra funds could include holding a cake sale at your tea party or buying mix and match vintage china from a Dorothy House charity shop to use on the day, a list of shops can be found on the website www.dorothyhouse.org.uk www.dorothyhouse.org.uk.
Dorothy House provides palliative and end of life care free to the community and for every £1 funded by the NHS, the hospice has to raise £4 through fundraising and other activities.