The other week I received a lovely email from a friend asking me if I wanted to come along and support an Afternoon Tea event to raise funds for Nepal in conjunction with Unicef. How nice of her was that!!
It was a great event! the tickets were £20 and then there were cocktails, food, a raffle and a silent auction. The afternoon was held in the Dovecot studios. I had never been in the Dovecot before, it is a tapestry studio space and gallery. Previously the space had been an old Victorian swimming pool with a viewing level. The event was held on this level and it was a lovely bright day.
|Dovecot Tapestry Studio|
We had the choice of 2 cocktails, one with pimms and gin served in a teacup with fruit and the other with whisky and ginger beer served in a metal tankard. I sampled both and I'm kicking myself now that I didn't get a picture of how they were served.
Food was passed throughout the afternoon, sandwiches, little tarts, miniature scones (smoked cheese and plain served with vanilla cream), little slices of bakewell tart and a lovely rich chocolate ganache slice, all . By the end of the afternoon I felt I had been well fed.
The raffle and auction had prizes donated by supporters of the event and these were amazing ranging from private tours of gardens, weekend stays in nice hotels, and dinners for 2 and a Michelin star restaurant.
All in all it was a great day and we ended up raising of £6,500 for Unicef. Well done us!