Cream teas help WI

Macclesfield Express - - WHAT’S ON -

HUN­DREDS of cream teas were en­joyed by guests when a res­i­dent opened her home for an an­nual gath­er­ing.

Ev­ery year in May, Bar­bara Hines hosts her Strawberry Tea event at her home in the heart of Lower Withing­ton.

And this year de­spite a fore­cast of heavy rain, Bar­bara again at­tracted a stream of visi­tors to her home for cream teas.

She and her helpers made around 300 cream teas dur­ing the day.

The event, now in its 21st year, was rais­ing funds for the vil­lage WI to pro­vide speak­ers for the com­ing year.

Mrs Hines, who was re­cov­er­ing from an op­er­a­tion, said: “The WI mem­bers have been stal­warts this year, tak­ing over the run­ning of the event for me.”

There was also a va­ri­ety of stalls in­clud­ing a well stocked plant stall run by David Monks.

Ann Daugh­trey, pres­i­dent of Lower Withing­ton WI, said: “Ev­ery time I looked up there was an­other in­flux of peo­ple com­ing in through the gar­den gate. There were peo­ple every­where and vir­tu­ally ev­ery seat was taken with peo­ple en­joy­ing the beau­ti­ful cream teas.”

The strawberry tea will re­turn next year.

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