£1400 raised for Ross-on-Wye Action Bus during Brampton Abbotts Tea Festival

By Catherine Barkley in Charity

Dozens of local residents attended a Tea Festival at Brampton Abbotts Village Hall, near Ross-on-Wye, on Sunday, May 14th.

The members of the Brampton Abbotts Cake Club organised the event to raise funds for the Ross Action Bus, the Gazette’s charity of the year. The event was a resounding success and £1400 was raised during the afternoon.

The Action Bus had also brought two groups of elderly residents from around the local area to enjoy the afternoon’s festivities.

All attendees were able to enjoy a cream tea, take part in a tea tasting session, browse charity stalls, try their luck in a raffle, and a community choir formed especially for the event, The Bramptones, cheerfully performed an array of tea-themed songs to a delighted audience.

The village hall was decorated in a vintage tea party theme, and the Cake Club dressed in colourful 1940s and 1950s dresses.

Prior to the tea festival, children at Oak House Nursery and Brampton Abbotts Primary School had taken part in painting competitions, and the winners were announced at the end of the afternoon.

Lina King, a member of the cake club, thanked everyone for coming and supporting the event. Lina also praised her fellow cake club ladies, and the men in their lives, who had worked so hard to make the event such a success.

Rosemary Rigby, President of the Action Bus said a few words at the closing of the festival. She said it had been a wonderful and remarkable event. She added: “It’s lovely to see so many people, of all ages, here to support the Action Bus.”

Photographs from this event are available to buy online, please click here.

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