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A chance to chat over a traditional afternoon tea got fundraising for St Barnabas Hospice into the swing and netted £900 for funds.

The event was the first at Market Rasen Golf Club and the result delighted community events fundraiser for the hospice Caroline Swindin, who organised the event.

St Barnabas Fundraiser Caroline Swindin serves up some tasty treats to this table of ladies EMN-150104-162021001

St Barnabas Fundraiser Caroline Swindin serves up some tasty treats to this table of ladies EMN-150104-162021001

“It was very well received and I would like to thank everyone who came along, as well as the Golf Club who did us proud with their delicious tea,” she said.

“Everyone had a really good time and best of all we raised just over £900 for St Barnabas Hospice community services in this community.

“Tickets were slow to start with, but in the end we sold out.

“I shall certainly be looking at putting another event like this on in the near future, so watch this space.”

As well as enjoying their tea-time treats, Carol Dixon from Celebration Cakes at nearby North Willingham gave the ladies an insight into this quintessentially British custom and our love of cake with her talk ‘An English Affair with Cake!’.

The event also gave the ladies a chance to dress up in style and be in with the chance of winning a prize.

And the difficult job of choosing a winner fell to hospice volunteer Rob Taylor.

But the choice proved to be too much and he opted for two leading ladies - Chris Burdett and Shirley Cade - as winners.

“Rob is one of our thousand or so volunteers working for the hospice across the county,” said Caroline.

“They all do a fantastic job and can always be relied on to give their support at events such as this.”

And there is a whole host of other fundraising events planned for the months head.

This Sunday, April 12, there is an Easter Craft Fair Egg-stravaganza at Branston Hall Hotel, Branston, from 10am to 4pm, with a music event at The Engine Shed in Lincoln the following Friday, April 17.

Ladies launches are being held at various events, as are coffee mornings, including one at Bentons Coffee shop in Horncastle’s Bridge Street on April 30, from 10am to 12 noon.

“Our last Coffee Morning at Bentons was a great success raising £250 and we would like to thank everyone at Bentons for their continued support to their local Hospice.”

For more on the forthcoming events log on to www.stbarnabashospice.co.uk .