Fundraising vintage tea party just grand!

Vintage Tea cheque presentation.
Vintage Tea cheque presentation.

More than £1,000 has been raised for cancer charities following a very successful tea party in Peterhead.

The vintage tea party was the brainchild of sisters Pat Henderson and Morag Finnie, and took place at Buchanhaven Heritage Centre on Saturday, September 15.

The Vintage Tea Party in action!

The Vintage Tea Party in action!

Pat is a cancer survivor and wanted to do something to raise money for Peterhead Relay for Life and CLAN.

Morag, who is an avid collector of vintage china, came up with the idea of having the tea party.

On the day they raised £846, but with donations that target has exceeded £1,000 - and there is still more money to come in.

Such was the success of the tea party, the sisters are now planning on making it an annual event.

Morag told the Buchanie: “We really were overwhelmed by the support we received.

“We got so much support that we’re planning on having it every year.

“We would like to thank the Buchanhaven Heritage Society and Alex Geddes, who gave us the use of the hall free of charge.

“Thanks also go to Betty and Norman Bell for opening up, to young Ethan Stewart who helped out on the day, and to Compass Print in Aberdeen for printing up our special aprons.

“We’d also like to thank everyone who came along and helped on the day and to all who turned up to support the event.”

Pat added: “I think we were so successful because it was a sociable event and I imagine if more of these were held it would be great for the community as many people out there still feel isolated.”

Morag and Pat handed over a cheque for £500 to Kathleen Chalmers and Kathleen Ritchie of Peterhead Relay for Life on Tuesday, with another £500 going to CLAN.