Shops in Lindley host a strawberry tea party to raise money for charity

The event, held near to the businesses on Lidget Street, raised funds for Breast Cancer Care

Lindley shop proprietors (left to right) manda Bates, Marie Flanagan, Hanna Shaw and Lindsey Smith serving Strawberry teas for charity on Lidget Street, Lindley.

Shops in Lindley joined forces to host a strawberry tea party to boost a charity’s funds.

Members of staff from Sunflowers lingerie shop, Snug interiors and the Marie Flanagan hat salon got together to organise the fundraiser.

They raised just over £200 for Breast Cancer Care.

Every summer the breast cancer support charity asks people to get together over a strawberry tea.

They are asked to spoil their guests with sweet treats, add some strawberries and keep the tea flowing.

Participants are asked to give a donation in return which will go towards helping the charity in its work providing breast cancer information and support across the UK.

The tea party was held outside the businesses on Lidget Street.

Guests were offered cups of tea, cream scones, slices of cake and strawberries.

Denby Dale Coffee also donated a slush puppy machine to be used on the day.

Amanda Bates, owner of Sunflowers, said: “The charity is down the side of my shop and I deal with people who have had breast cancer so I felt I should do something for it.

“The weather was not good, it was very windy and cold, but we were really pleased with the number of people that turned out for it.

“People were very generous with their donations.”

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