Afternoon tea in Newbiggin raises £70 for charity

Centre from left, Bedlingtonshire Community High School pupils Hannah Doncaster, Ava Cleary and Daisey Wilson, all 12, with two residents of Kier Hardie Court in Newbiggin.
Centre from left, Bedlingtonshire Community High School pupils Hannah Doncaster, Ava Cleary and Daisey Wilson, all 12, with two residents of Kier Hardie Court in Newbiggin.

An afternoon tea held by Bedlingtonshire Community High School students at Kier Hardie Court in Newbiggin raised £70 for a breast cancer charity.

A group of year eight pupils at the Bedlington school were given a grant of £420 to pay for the event for residents of the sheltered-housing scheme as part of a project intended to teach the youngsters life skills including teamwork and managing a budget.

Bedlingtonshire Community High School pupils drawing a raffle at an afternoon tea they held for residents of Kier Hardie Court, Newbiggin. They are, from left, Abbie Thompson, 13, Hannah Doncaster, 12, Ava Cleary, 12, Daisey Wilson, 12, and Tia Allen, 13.

Bedlingtonshire Community High School pupils drawing a raffle at an afternoon tea they held for residents of Kier Hardie Court, Newbiggin. They are, from left, Abbie Thompson, 13, Hannah Doncaster, 12, Ava Cleary, 12, Daisey Wilson, 12, and Tia Allen, 13.

The afternoon’s entertainment included musical bingo and a raffle, as well as there being a selection of cakes, scones, sandwiches and hot drinks.

One of the girls involved in laying on the tea, Daisey Wilson, 12, said: “We had an amazing afternoon. It was so much fun to organise.”

Another, Tia Allen, 13, added: “I loved helping the residents and got great pleasure from their happiness.”

The money raised, by a request for donations, will go to the Pink Ribbon Foundation.

Bedlingtonshire Community High School pupils Ava Cleary, 12, and Hannah Doncaster, 12, at an afternoon tea they helped organise for residents of Newbiggin's Kier Hardie Court.

Bedlingtonshire Community High School pupils Ava Cleary, 12, and Hannah Doncaster, 12, at an afternoon tea they helped organise for residents of Newbiggin's Kier Hardie Court.