Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Snowdrop teas raise £5,000

ABOUT £5,000 was raised by this year?s snowdrop teas festival at St Botolph?s Church in Swyncombe

ABOUT £5,000 was raised by this year?s snowdrop teas festival at St Botolph?s Church in Swyncombe.

Thousands of visitors came over the three weekends of the festival, which is now in its 18th year. Some came from as far as Portsmouth and London.

On the opening weekend the cakes ran out as so many people attended.

John Sennett, one of the organisers, said: ?Over the three weekends approximately 1,060 cups of tea were served, with 130 cakes sliced and many more sold whole, together with jams, preserves, books and bric-a-brac from the smiling supporters inside the church.

?The church would like to thank and congratulate the supporters and visitors for their huge generosity.

?It goes to show what people can do when they put their minds to such a worthwhile cause.?

The proceeds will go towards the upkeep of the church, which will be 1,000 years old in 2020.

• A service to mark Women?s World Day of Prayer will be held at St Botolph?s at 10am today (Friday). 

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