A 'Blooming Great' AQ Afternoon Tea!

A 'Blooming Great' AQ Afternoon Tea!

Jun 26 2015 | by HAYLEY YATES

This week we hosted our very first ‘Blooming Great Tea Party’ in aid of Marie Curie, and it went blooming well (even if we do say so ourselves!)

Marie Curie provide expert care and support for terminally ill people and their families, helping them to make the most of all the time they have left. They rely on donations to provide their fabulous services and launched their Blooming Great Tea Party campaign to do just that! The campaign has been running all week (20 - 29th June) so people all over the UK have been baking, cooking and brewing to help raise money for this fantastic charity.

In the AlphaQuad office we thought we’d try our hand at a slightly different take on the classic bake sale in order to raise as much money as we could, so we took on the theme of the Great British Afternoon Tea, inspired by the menus of lavish London hotels!

Afternoon tea

Weeks of organising went into our Blooming Great Tea Party to make sure it was planned to a Tee, right down to the last chocolate strawberry! The whole team pulled together to make sure our party was a success with bakes including Devils Food Cake, fresh Scones and delicious pink Cupcakes! But not only this, we also asked everyone to bring in their finest dinnerware so that we could transform our conference room from its digital marketing practicalities to a tea party haven!

We absolutely loved taking part, and with the help of our local community fundraiser, Kate, we had everything we needed to raise a blooming brilliant £225!

Tea party