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Balmedie afternoon tea raises over £150 for charity

Coffee shop manager Tracy Wilson (second from the left) along with some of the kitchen staff at the strawberry tea

Coffee shop manager Tracy Wilson (second from the left) along with some of the kitchen staff at the strawberry tea

A North-east coffee shop raised over £150 for charity after holding a strawberry tea party last week.

The event at Beachside Coffee Shop, Balmedie, raised £168 for Breast Cancer Care.

Coffee shop manager, Tracy Wilson, organised the event.

She told the Times: “The event was a complete sell out! A big thank-you to everyone who came along and supported us.

“These type of events kept popping up on my Facebook page and it is something that is close to my heart - my close friend was diagnosed with breast cancer and she battled against it and won.

“Both my parents died within seven months of each other from cancer so I know the pain it can cause.

“The coffee shop is a charity so I thought it would be good to help another charity back as well.”

On arrival visitors enjoyed a selection of finger sandwiches, delicious mini homebakes as well as scones along with a fine cup of tea or coffee.

They could also try their hand at ‘guess how many sweets in the jar’ and ‘guess how many calories in a cake’.

Half of the proceeds from the ticket sales were donated to breast cancer care.

The coffee shop within Balmedie Leisure Centre has been open since May 15.

Tracy added: “We have been extremely successful and long may it last. We are doing really well despite not advertising - the village have been supporting us all the way.”

 

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