Tallentire ladies raise a cup of tea to charity efforts
Last updated at 15:16, Friday, 18 July 2014
Three women from the village of Tallentire, near Cockermouth, have raised over £26,000 for charity.
For their latest effort Julia Scales, Jackie Cowan and Julie Blackwell persuaded the Watson family of Tallentire Hall to open their home for an afternoon tea.
This raised £1,260 for Hospice at Home West Cumbria. The event included champagne and live music from Rob and Jack.
Julia said that 50 people crammed into the hall for the event.
Julia, 59, is the daughter of the late Gordon Pattinson, who raised thousands for guide dogs for the blind.
She said the Tallentire Fundraisers had been working for about 12 years, raising money for various charitable causes including the Blind Foundation.
Julia is a Cumbrian cook, Jackie works at the Allerdale Magistrates Court in Workington and Julie is a receptionist at Maryport Health Services.
The three women have held barn dances, done sponsored cycle rides and are open to any challenges to raise money for those who need it.
First published at 14:31, Friday, 18 July 2014
Published by http://www.timesandstar.co.uk
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