Xmas afternoon tea

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A NEW charity launched in Billericay last year held its second successful Afternoon Tea and get together for the elderly and isolated in the community.

Local resident Abby Knight organised the Afternoon Tea on behalf of the new ongoing movement Billericay Acts of Random Kindness. The tea was held at Ramsden Bellhouse Village Community Hall last Sunday.

Abby said: “Thank you to everyone that helped, donated or joined our festive afternoon tea today. It was a wonderful atmosphere.

“There were some lovely gifts donated, a massive amount of food baked, prepared or bought and yummy crackers and mulled wine. Can’t thank all you lovely people who helped make it so special, but you know who you are.

“We had over 100 offers from cake makers and I’d like to thank these generous people who donated so many delicious cakes, tarts and other bakery items. We entertained over 50 guests.

“Everything has been provided free of charge and it gives our guests the chance to get out and have a really good afternoon of fun and making new friends.”

One lady that attended said: “It was a lovely afternoon tea. The tables looked so pretty and the delicious cakes and sandwiches were plentiful. Thank you to Everybody involved in the planning and execution, of this event. Nothing was too much trouble and I for one, along with my little dog Sophie, really felt welcomed.”

In addition they also sent the leftovers to the homeless meet in Basildon who will also be fed. Billericay resident Matt Everard founded BARK – Billericay Acts of Random Kindness and have set up lots of community projects.

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