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.