Easter Sunday 2013 marked a day of prep for many GRWI members. In between family dinners and Easter egg hunts, we were mixing cake batter and kneading cookie dough like our lives depended on it and all for one cause….our tea party.
It was the event we’d been anticipating for months and, after an exceptionally early start for a bank holiday, we opened the doors to the public at our secret location, the home of committee member Danielle Coombs.
Armed with more sweet (and savoury) treats than we knew what to do with, we popped on our pinnies and awaited the masses….and they came! Unsure of what the turnout would be, we were lucky to feed and water what we think was around 70 people which was incredible. Feedback was fantastic- everybody thoroughly enjoyed themselves and most importantly, everybody left with a belly full of cake, even taking more home with them to eat later!
When the doors closed at 5pm, we were exhausted but happy that the event had gone so well and that so much money had been raised for our cookbook. With lots of baked goods left over, we were even able to hold a cake sale at CLP’s workplace, the Environment Agency the day after and were able to raise even more for the cause. The grand total raised will be announced on Tuesday’s meeting.
We are delighted with the day’s success and would like to thank absolutely everyone involved, from those who baked, helped and attended to those who promoted the event through whatever means – we couldn’t have done it without you. We look forward to seeing you all at our next fundraiser…watch this space!