UPDATE - all monies are now in and 88 tickets were sold with a further £294 made on the raffle alone - giving us a total of just over £700 profit to go towards the running of the Pantry.
Thank you so much for supporting your community shop.
This morning the Pantry kitchen was full of chatter - largely about the wonderful Royal wedding yesterday, but also a bit of 'I need some more brown buttered' and - 'who has the cheese?', - and 'ooh those are lovely flowers'. A group of wonderful ladies worked all morning making finger sandwiches, creating beautiful vases of flowers and cutting out pictures from the Sunday papers to make a collage of yesterday's wedding day. All in preparation of this afternoon's tea party in celebration of the Royal Wedding.
Those last minute preparations really put the cherries on top of the cakes - the event went without a hitch. The Village Hall was wonderfully decorated with bunting made by the children from Braishfield Primary School. Tables were adorned with flags, confetti and flowers, and of-course the wonderful food. Guest were treated to a lavish selection of sandwiches, scones and cakes, washed down with tea served in china cups. After the first sing-along our Master of Ceremonies led us in a toast to the Royal couple with a glass of bubbly, then there was more yummy food and more singing.
I think it is safe to say a fun afternoon was had by all and no-one went home hungry!...