Afternoon tea raises a sweet local donation

Joy Cardwell(left, Jan Minns (home manager), visitor Joan Roue and Julia Green (home cook), were kept busy at the Strawberry Tea, in aid of Dial A Ride, at the Montrosa, on Saturday.  Picture by Andrew Higgins  112795   09/07/11
Joy Cardwell(left, Jan Minns (home manager), visitor Joan Roue and Julia Green (home cook), were kept busy at the Strawberry Tea, in aid of Dial A Ride, at the Montrosa, on Saturday. Picture by Andrew Higgins 112795 09/07/11

STAFF and residents at a Scarborough care home have raised a sugar coated £425 for charity after holding a sweet tasting tea party.

The cooks at the Montrosa care home in Esplanade Road may have had a busy time preparing strawberry cream scones for the annual event, but it all paid off with hundreds of pounds now going towards Scarborough Dial-A-Ride which provides transport for retired, disabled people and those who have difficulty with using other forms of transport.

Montrosa kitchen assistant and cook Elaine Scarborough said that everyone at the Montrosa was delighted to have raised the money, and they were especially grateful to the many people who defied the rainy weather to support the good cause.

She said: “We always hold a strawberry tea party every year and we have different charities which the residents choose.

“This year was Dial-A-Ride, in previous years we’ve also supported the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

“Quite a lot of people usually turn up, but it was quite a damp day however that didn’t put anybody off.”

As well as selling a tempting selection of cakes, money was also raised through a raffle and tombola of which prizes were donated by staff and the home’s residents.

She added: “It’s a one-off event, we had a tombola, raffle and cake stall. The residents thoroughly enjoyed it.”