High tea for good cause

North Taranaki Midweek - - FRONT PAGE - KRIS BOULT

Gold-rimmed crock­ery and a dose of red were all part of high tea fes­tiv­i­ties on Thurs­day.

Around 20 peo­ple got decked out in their red-coloured cloth­ing to show their sup­port of Red Nose Day and Cure Kids at the Colum­bus Mitre 10 Mega cafe in New Ply­mouth.

Three ladies went a bit fur­ther than just a jer­sey or some socks. Lady Quick-Un­pick, Lady Wat­so­nia Vic­to­ri­ous and Lady Es­mer­alda (not their real names) looked lovely in red as they en­joyed their high tea.

Colum­bus Mitre 10 Mega has been ac­tive an sup­porter of Cure Kids and Red Nose Day and wanted an event that re­flected that sup­port.

‘‘I love this, I love high tea. This is my thing, I love rock­ing the 50s,’’ as­sis­tant man­ager Dell Is­dale said.

‘‘Colum­bus ac­tively sup­ports cure kids and Red Nose Day so this was a chance for us to sup­port that,’’

‘‘It’s pretty good to be able to sup­port such a good cause.’’

She was hop­ing the event may help in­crease peo­ple’s aware­ness of the good work Cure Kids do.

It’s the sec­ond high tea event the cafe has held and Is­dale was hop­ing it would go on to be­come an an­nual event.

Friand cakes, brown­ies, scotch eggs and salmon bli­nis were all on hand and served on three-tiered cake stands for ev­ery­one to en­joy.

Is­dale even went as far as dress­ing up for the oc­ca­sion by wear­ing a red and white dress and the cafe sec­tioned off an area specif­i­cally for the high tea.

Although the idea for a high tea came from Colum­bus, New Ply­mouth real es­tate agent Garry Hall wanted to show his sup­port for the event so bought a few tick­ets and gave them out to his cus­tomers and sup­port­ers.

‘‘We wanted to give peo­ple a chance to get out and so­cialise,’’ he said.

‘‘High teas are all about hav­ing fun.’’

Hall him­self dressed up for the oc­ca­sion but kept it pretty muted.

‘‘I stuck to the red shirt and red tie to­day.’’ he said.

KRIS BOULT

Lady Quick-Un­pick, Lady Wat­so­nia Vic­to­ri­ous and Lady Es­marelda were part of the Cure Kids’ high tea at Colum­bus Mitre 10 Mega in New Ply­mouth.

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