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Enjoy a cream tea in aid of Children's Hospice South West

Surely everyone in Cornwall LOVES a cream tea? Well now you can indulge in one while raising a few pounds for your local children's hospice.

The Big South West Cream Tea takes place over the August Bank Holiday weekend and organiser Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) is asking supporters to join in by holding their own cream tea fundraiser with friends and family.

“Just grab some scones, a spoonful of strawberry jam and a dollop of clotted cream – not necessarily in that order! – and join the party,” said CHSW Area Fundraiser Bernadette Chambers (although we do hope it IS in that order - jam first, always).

“You can enjoy a Great British classic at home, the park or even virtually and help raise vital funds for local families.

“It’s a lovely way to help celebrate CHSW’s 30th anniversary, and if you are able to raise £30 or more we’ll send you a special CHSW 30th anniversary medal.”

The charity, which runs three children’s hospices across the South West, including Little Harbour in St Austell, has everything you need you need to hold your own cream tea fundraiser.

All you need to do is register your event on the Children's Hospice South West website to receive your free fundraising pack, which includes invites, a recipe, #JamFirst and #CreamFirst signs, a donation form, bunting, thank you cards and more. You will also be able to find links to businesses that can deliver a cream tea straight to your front door!

“If you’d prefer to hold your cream tea before or after the August Bank Holiday that’s absolutely fine; however and whenever you plan to take part in the Big South West Cream Tea, every penny you’re able to raise will make a real difference to children with life-limiting conditions and their families,” Bernadette added.

Marketing Manager Rebekah Fice-Thomson said: “CHSW is very dear to our hearts, so we’re delighted to be able to support The Big South West Cream Tea fundraiser this summer.

“We are looking forward to celebrating our own 30th birthday with a cream tea on September 4 and raising as much as we can for such an important charity.”

To register your cream tea event or for more information, visit


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