Afternoon Tea raises £1,300 !!

A massive thank you to each and every one of you who came along to A Cuppa For Carli afternoon tea on Saturday.  

It was so fantastic to be able to gather everyone for the afternoon, especially on a lovely sunny Southend day by the seafront. 

The afternoon was a little different this year as unfortunately Megan was unable to attend after a fall a couple of weeks ago which left her with a nasty selection of broken bones and not able to make it far from her sofa. Our huge gratitude goes to Hazel, Nic and Jess for stepping in straight away with support and help on the day to make the afternoon tea go as smooth as possible and without a hitch.

We’re so glad so many of you were able to join us for a wonderful afternoon remembering our dear friend Carli. It means so much to us that people come along to celebrate Carli every year, and it is always nice to welcome new faces.  Seeing everyone enjoying a very tasty afternoon tea and having a chance to catch up and chat reminds us of the many afternoon teas we enjoyed with Carli.

Thanks to you all, our fundraising total from the afternoon tea & raffle plus £500 from donation matching makes the final total a tidy sum of £1300! Emoji

We’re so chuffed with this, we don’t take your support for granted and appreciate your generosity at every event that allows us to raise so much for the charity. You lot love your raffle tickets ???? and we’re very grateful!  

We want to thank the following companies for their support in raffle prizes for the event:  

Royal Hotel | Southend | The Royal Hotel (

IndiRock – Indoor bouldering wall in Southend, Essex

Brentwood Brewing Company – Locally Brewed Cask Ale

Insert Coin – the leading name in video game inspired clothing (

Scott’s of Southend Garden Centre Essex (

Brickhouse Southend (

Hairdresser in Southend – Nelly McNally

Cocktail Bars in Southend On Sea | Restaurant & Nights Out (

Coffee Company, Ethical Freshly Roasted Coffees in the UK – Two Chimps (

Rare Tea Company | Sustainable Loose Leaf Teas, Teaware and Gifts

Ocado: Online Groceries, Supermarket Savings, M&S and more

Baylis & Harding | Sustainable Luxury (

Olly’s Snacks (

Flower Delivery | Bloom & Wild Flowers & plants by Post (

Florette Salad: Make it unFloretteable

ZING | The World’s Most Advanced Toothpaste (4.92/5* 500+ Reviews) (

Sustainable Natural Deodorant That Works | Wild Natural Deodorant – Wild UK (

plus all our lovely family and friends who donated various fizz, smellies and spirits – Hazel, Christine, Catherine, Sue & Graham and Sandra.  

Thanks also goes to ML Badges & More – Custom Made Products Since 1986 for their support again this year. 

We want to thank The Royal Hotel for hosting us and all their hard work in both the planning of the tea and on the day. We really enjoyed holding the event in such a beautiful room and a little part of Southend’s history too.  

As is now as much a part of the afternoon tea itself, Danielle swopped the cuppas for a few double rums and raised a glass to toast to Carli, while Megan finally relaxed at home knowing the afternoon tea had been a success and toasted Carli with a cup of tea (strong painkillers prevented anything stronger from being consumed)

Thank you all again for joining us and we hope you can join us again next year for another afternoon tea of fundraising & raising a cuppa for Carli’s birthday. 

We truly appreciate all your support in helping us to continue the tradition of our birthday afternoon teas in Carli’s memory.☕ 

Megan and Danielle x