High tea for good cause
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.
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.