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Walking 15 miles for The World Cancer Research Fund

A long walk with a purpose

On Tuesday, November 1st a team from The Garden House will be walking 15 miles along the Drakes Trail to support The World Cancer Research Fund.

We have close links with the WCRF and we were thrilled earlier this year when they chose The Garden House as the venue for their springtime photo-shoot for a national campaign to promote healthy eating.

Inspired by them we created our own healthy eating menu, which has been really popular all season. As we head into winter and the garden closes we wanted to do something special to mark the end of a great season.  So a hardy team of staff and volunteers will be putting on their walking shoes and striding out for the WCRF. We will enjoy the walk and the opportunity to spend time together out of the garden, we’ll also enjoy the pub at the end of a long day… most of all though, we want to raise plenty of money!

If you’d like to donate and help us raise money please head over to our page support.wcrf-uk.org/…/the-garden-house-15-mile-walk-for-wor…or pop some money in our tin in the tea rooms next time you are in the garden. Thank you.

Tea rooms host the first Big Fruitea Party

Have you heard of The Big Fruitea Party?

It’s a campaign launched nationally by the World Cancer Research Fund UK to promote healthy eating and shine a light on the link between ill health and bad eating habits. The Big Fruitea campaign aims to get people hosting a special tea party whilst raising all important funds for cancer research.

Fruitea WCRF May 2016

Our tea rooms are well known for having the best range of indulgent cakes for miles around. When Liz Ingram, our tea room manager, was approached by the WCRF back in April to provide a very special, healthy tea to use in a photo shoot for their new campaign, she had to put her thinking cap on. The WCRF supplied some recipe ideas and Liz came up with plenty of her own. The result was a delicious, yet healthy tea that was enjoyed by everyone who took part in the shoot.

You will see pictures from the day in the national press as the campaign rolls out this summer. In the meantime, Liz is creating a new menu section, to offer people healthier choices. It will include sandwiches, fruit treats, peach tea and cucumber cooler. Of course, the indulgent range of cakes that our visitors love will still be available, albeit from the naughty side of the menu!

Find out more about the Big Fruitea Campaign, including how to host your own event.