The Emporium of Somerset in Mantle Street, Wellington is hosting a Summer Tea Party on July 7 to raise money for the Somerset Unit for Radiotherapy Equipment (S.U.R.E) which helps to provide equipment for the Beacon Centre, Musgrove Park Hospital’s specialist cancer treatment unit.
The tea party includes strawberries and cream in return for a donation to S.U.R.E.
Cato Cooper, co-owner of The Emporium Somerset, said: “We’re really looking forward to our Summer Tea Party which will run from 4.30pm until 8pm and hope lots of people come along for some great British strawberries and cream and stay for a browse around the shop and to meet lots of our traders.
“We’d like to say a big thank you to Runnington Fruit Farm for the donation of strawberries for the event.”
Cato has her own painted furniture and home accessories studio and workshop at the front of the Emporium as well as helping to run the whole store which includes more than 40 shops selling homeware and gift items, many made locally.
As well as the strawberries and cream Cato will be doing Chalk Paint demonstrations from 5pm onwards and Nicola Cavanagh, owner of The Flower Tree which has a unit in The Emporium, will be hosting summer wreath-making demonstrations using garden foliage and flowers.
There will be a pop-up café for people to purchase food and drink and the traders’ units will be decorated for the party with many traders in attendance to talk about their products.
Paul Alway, Chairman of S.U.R.E, said: “We would like to say thank you to all at The Emporium Somerset for hosting this tea party fundraiser in aid of our cause. The support of people across Somerset enables us to ensure the Beacon Centre continues to provide top class cancer diagnosis and treatment.”
S.U.R.E is a registered, independent charity based in Taunton. It has donated more than £1.8 million to the centre and is currently aiming to raise £500,000 by March 2017 to purchase a new Big Bore CT Scanner/Simulator to replace the previous scanner purchased by the charity.