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Vintage Fun for Volunteers!

Happy New Year everyone! We do hope this year brings you peace and happiness even though we currently seem to be wading through rain and mud at every turn! It can’t last, honestly…….. So to cheer us up we thought we’d share a few more photos from the lovely event we were involved in back in the summer with Julia’s House in Corfe Mullen.

Children’s charity Julia’s House   (dedicated to supporting children with life-limiting conditions) wanted to say thank you to their volunteers as part of National Volunteers Week by holding a vintage tea at their hospice at Corfe Mullen.

With more than 100 volunteers supporting the charity – taking on work from fundraising to van driving; working in the Julia’s House shops, providing admin work and giving support at the hospice itself – there’s a huge range and potential for volunteering activity that is vital to the charity.

The vintage tea was an opportunity for employees from Julia’s House to say thank you – serving tea and scones to volunteers and showing them the facilities and work that takes place at the Corfe Mullen hospice.

Follow the link HERE to see what Julia’s House had to say about the day and do enjoy the photos below – we just lurve that lion!!! And he didn’t eat too many cream cakes either!

Julia's House vintage cream tea for volunteers - Vintage Dorset


Published by annie, on 2nd January 2013 at 9:52 pm. Filled under: Vintage Activities,Vintage Events Tags: , , , , , , , , , Comments Off on Vintage Fun for Volunteers!

Wallace & Gromit’s Great British Tea Party

Wallace & Gromit are calling on people across the UK by enjoying a cup of tea and a slice of cake at The Great British Tea Party from the 1st – 10th December to raise thousands of pounds for charity helping sick children in hospitals and hospices.

Wallace & Gromit's Tea PartyIn the UK we get through a staggering 16.5 million cups of tea a day, that’s an average of three cups of tea each every day. We drink quite a lot of tea at Vintage Dorset – so we’re having our own tea party with friends and family in a pre-Christmas teatime treat! If you want to host a Wallace & Gromit tea party of your own – then we’re happy to offer you FREE BUNTING and free publicity on our Vintage Dorset calendar. Just contact us here to arrange.

Nick Park, creator of Wallace & Gromit and trustee of the Wallace & Gromit Children’s Foundation, says: “A quintessentially British tea party is just my cup of tea and a great way to help sick and terminally ill children in the UK.”

teapots for tea!

Since 2003 over 400,000 people have taken part in the Great British Tea party, helping children in over 25 children’s hospitals and hospices across the UK

The Fundraising event hopes to raise over £150,000 and is supported by Yorkshire Tea.

You can find out more by calling 0845 600 1924 or visit  www.wallaceandgromitteaparty.org.uk to sign up today.

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The hospitals and hospices which have received grants are as follows:


Birmingham Acorns Children’s Hospice, Birmingham Children’s Hospital
Brighton The Royal Alexandra Hospital
Bristol The Royal Hospital for Sick Children
Blackpool The Elisabeth Svendsen Trust for Children & Donkeys
Cambridge Addenbrooke Children’s Hospital
Essex Barking, Havering & Redbridge Hospital, Haven House Children’s Hospice
Leicester Leicester Royal Infirmary, Rainbows Children’s Hospice, University Hospital of Leicester NHS Trust
Leeds General Infirmary, The Leeds Teaching Hospital’s Charitable Foundation
Liverpool Alderhey Children’s Hospital, Claire House Children’s Hospice
Manchester Manchester Children’s Hospital, MedEquip4Kids
Middlesborough Westwood Hospital
Middlesex Shooting Star Hospice
Newcastle Wessex Children’s Hospice, St Oswalds Children’s Hospice, Great North Children’s Hospital
Norfolk Musical Keys at Norfolk & Norwich University Hospitals & Quidenham Hospice
Nottingham Queens Medical Centre and The Children’s Centre at Nottingham University Hospital
Oxford Oxford Radcliffe Hospital, SeeSaw, Helen & Douglas House Children’s Hospice
Salisbury Salisbury District Hospital
Sheffield Sheffield Children’s Hospital
Stockport Stepping Hill Hospital
Stockton-on-Tees Butterwick Children’s Hospice
Stoke-on-Trent The Donna Louise Children’s Hospice Trust
Surrey & Northumberland Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity
West Sussex Chestnut Tree Children’s Hospice, Arundel
The Wirral Arrow Park Hospital
Wessex Wessex Children’s Hospice Trust
Winchester Naomi House Children’s Hospice
Yorkshire Martin House Hospice, The Children’s Hospital Charity,
London: Kings College Hospital, The Whittington Hospital, Richard House Hospice, Royal London Hospital, Luton & Dunstable Hospital, Dance Art Foundation, Music in Hospitals


Across Scotland Music in Hospitals
Glasgow The Royal Hospital for Sick Children
Robin House Hospice
Aberdeen The Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital
Edinburgh The Royal Hospital for Sick Children
Yorkhill Yorkhill Children’s Foundation


Belfast The Royal Belfast Hospital for sick Children, Antrim Area Hospital ArtsCare Group


Cardiff Children’s Hospital for Wales, Noah’s Ark Appeal
Oswestry Hope House Children’s Hospice

Published by vdorset, on 2nd November 2011 at 6:19 am. Filled under: Vintage Events,Vintage Food Tags: , , , , , Comments Off on Wallace & Gromit’s Great British Tea Party