Lakeland’s late night for hospice

By Tim Clarke 18/03 Updated: 19/03 17:22

Buy photos » Manager Therese Giler and Lakeland staff members Leah Gainley and Sally John serve up tea and delicious cakes to customers in aid of St Richard’s Hospice. Picture by Marcus Mingins 1112003MMR.

DELICIOUS cakes, wine tasting and live music had shoppers packing out a store in Worcester which stayed open until late to raise £350 for St Richard’s Hospice.

Staff at Lakeland on St Swithins Street organised a special tea party on Friday (March 9) in support of the hospice’s annual Part with a Pound fund-raising day, which was backed by more than 50 companies.

Lakeland was helped in its efforts by coffee shop the Boston Tea Party which served up hot drinks and mouth-watering cakes in exchange for donations. Then in the evening the shop hosted live music including a classical guitarist, demonstrations from professional cake makers and decorators as well as wine tasting.

Retail assistant and event organiser Sally John said the party had been extremely well supported with about 500 people visiting the shop between 6pm and 8pm.

“Everyone enjoyed themselves and we were delighted with the support,” she said.

“St Richard’s is our chosen charity for the year and plans are already taking shape for another event in May.”

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