The hottest day of the year saw the Powder Mill Lane team in Twickenham putting on their 4tea event to raise money for United Response. People we support and their families from all over the area came down to have their cake and eat it in the garden. Sweet treats ranged from scones topped with clotted cream and jam, to fresh strawberries and cream, washed down with ice cold jugs of squash. Three cakes lined the table – one coffee, one Victoria sponge and one chocolate – as well as two plates of iced teacakes.

 

“It brings us all together”

“It brings us all together” said Team Manager Jacob Magorrian, who organised the event. “It’s only at community events that they really all get together because they live in residential settings or at home with their parents.”

 

Even the sweltering heat didn’t stop people from getting up and having a jiggle. Hits like “Red Red Wine” and “Thriller” by care home musician Chris Clark got everyone out of their seats, followed by the gentle tunes of Frank Sinatra and Michael Bublé, for those who prefer to take things a little more slowly.

 

A huge thank you to the Powder Mill Lane team, who managed to raise £80 for United Response!

 

The service was awarded a grant to facilitate the day through our Small Sparks programme, funded by the Clothworkers’ Foundation and United Response supporters. These grants enable the people we support to be active members of their wider community and form valuable friendships.

 

Get involved

Why not put on your own 4tea morning? Even if it’s just inviting your friends round for a quick cuppa and a catch up. It really is as simple as it sounds. So why not make a difference with a cuppa in just 4 easy steps:

  1. Pick a date
  2. Invite your friends
  3. Put the kettle on
  4. Ask them to make a donation

Find out more information on how to get involved and register for your free 4tea pack. We can’t wait to hear about all your wonderful 4tea mornings!