Buckerell tea party raises more than £550 for the Freewheelers

PUBLISHED: 14:57 09 May 2016 | UPDATED: 14:57 09 May 2016

Guests enjoy the experience.

Guests enjoy the experience.


The bash was put on by the Buckerell Community Association.

Fundraisers take orders at the tea party.Fundraisers take orders at the tea party.

A tea party held in Buckerell raised over £550 for blood bike charity, Devon Freewheelers.

It was organised by village residents Jen Palfrey and Soo Sims on behalf of the Buckerell Community Association.

More than 90 people from the village, from the oldest to the youngest residents, turned out to support the event, enjoying waitress service, cream teas and a wonderful array of homemade cakes.

“We have organised similar events before, and this was the best yet – we are bowled over by the amount raised,” said Jen.

Attendees pore over a selection of tasty cakes at the tea party.Attendees pore over a selection of tasty cakes at the tea party.

“We decided to support the Devon Freewheelers for a number of reasons; they have been First Responders to some of our local people, which we all greatly appreciate.

Their headquarters is just down the road on the Honiton Heathpark Estate, and our association is committed to supporting local charities.”

Soo added: “The Freewheelers provide an amazing free service to the NHS, taking blood and other medical items between hospitals across Devon – we often see them heading to or from their HQ.

“We would like to thank rider Dave Cook who came along to support us on the day.”

The event took place in ‘Doug’s Shed’, opened for the day by Douglas Cowan and Adrian Hole of Splatthayes B&B.

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