Posted 27th Jun 2018 by Peter Byrne
This Friday (29th June) marks the celebration of National Cream Tea Day
Sitting proudly alongside other traditional British summer time events, which include Royal Ascot and Wimbledon, along with The Queen's birthday celebrations, National Cream Tea Day provides the perfect chance to make the most of a much-treasured British occasion, and to enjoy delicious scones, jam and Cornish clotted cream, while helping to raise money for charity.
The day is looking to get as many people as possible who have a passion for baking to get together with family and friends to beat last year's fundraising total of over £171,000.
Master pâtissier and Afternoon Tea author Eric Lanlard said: "As a huge fan and curator of many Afternoon Teas both across the UK, and all over the world, I’m delighted to support National Cream Tea Day this year. I’ve been having cream teas since I was a little boy, in my home town of Plomelin, Brittany – a region often named ‘the French Cornwall’. My London boutique patisserie, Cake Boy, will be giving out up to 100 cream tea boxes on the day itself in exchange for donations to our two charities, The Back Up Trust and the Teens Unite Cancer Trust. I’ll also be sharing two of my recipes – Bee Pollen Scones and Cocao and Raspberry scones – to inspire others to take part. Let’s make the 29th June the sweetest and most delicious day in the calendar!"
Managing director of Rodda's Nicholas Rodda, said: "National Cream Tea Day is one of the finest celebrations of the British calendar year. A cream tea is a memorable treat, passed down through the generations, and enjoyed amongst friends and loved ones of all ages. We hope that communities across the country will once again gather together to celebrate this wonderful British tradition, all in aid of a good cause.”
Scott Goodfellow, joint managing director of Wilkin & Sons Ltd, commented: "We were amazed and delighted by the number of people who were able to share a cream tea together while raising funds for charities, all thanks to the Cream Tea Society."
"Over a hundred charities benefitted from the Tiptree jam and Rodda’s cream donations in 2017 and we hope even more people will be involved in 2018."