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Harlech Afternoon Tea

Harlech Fundraising Committee have recently hosted a special Afternoon Tea event.

Harlech afternoon tea

With brilliant backdrop views of Harlech Castle, 85 guests from the nearby community descended upon Neuadd Goffa Community Hall for the festivities.

North West Cancer Research CEO, Alastair Richards, opened the event with a talk on charity updates, while local councillor Gwynfor Owen helped in drawing the raffle Grand Prize.

Raffle prizes included meals for two at local restaurants, luxury food hampers, a selection of wines and spirits, and more.

Guests enjoyed homemade sandwiches, sausage rolls, quiche and scones with jam and cream, as well as a variety of cakes, all served on donated Bone China. Wine and prosecco was available from the hall bar alongside fresh strawberries. Food costs for the event were generously covered by local fundraising group Rock Ardudury, and all made under the guidance of cook Linda Soar, retired Head of Catering at the local school.

Committee Secretary, Sheila Lees, said: “We’re so pleased with the success of the event – guests didn’t want to go home and we have had lots of requests for a repeat next year! We could not have achieved it without Linda’s team of helpers, who were so valuable to us in pulling it together.

“My husband Jim and I joined the Harlech Committee in 2014 as a way of saying thank you for the amazing treatment Jim had received when he was diagnosed with malignant melanoma in 2009. He’s a fighter and has tried to be positive throughout his treatment, having had his final operation in 2018 at The Chest, Heart & Lung Hospital in Liverpool. We’re pleased to be able to support developments in cancer research that mean more people than ever are surviving.”

Altogether the event raised an amazing £4,000, including some match funding from local HSBC workers who were in attendance.