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Risby crematorium’s tea party beats the rain to raise £500

Crematorium staff, from the left, Dick Eley, Claire Butcher, Shirley Fowler, Royna Hill, Malcolm Neale and Paul Stannard bring a 40s tea party style to their Marie Curie Cancer Care fund raiser ANL-140629-163501009

Crematorium staff, from the left, Dick Eley, Claire Butcher, Shirley Fowler, Royna Hill, Malcolm Neale and Paul Stannard bring a 40s tea party style to their Marie Curie Cancer Care fund raiser ANL-140629-163501009

Staff at Risby’s West Suffolk Crematorium wanted to do something different for its 25th anniversary so they held a Blooming Great Tea Party.

Manager Royna Hill said: “In the past we’ve held funeral exhibitions and we thought we’d do something different, then we heard about the Blooming Great Tea Parties for Marie Curie Cancer Care.”

On Saturday, staff, undertakers and their families made the cakes and did the catering, with a 40s theme, so the waitresses were dressed in Lyon’s Corner House style.

Royna said: “It was a great team effort and we had hundreds of lovely cakes - we’re still selling them now.”

It was to be an outdoor event, but the weather meant moving the pews to bring it indoors, but it raised £500.

 

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