Last week, Newton House hosted a party as part of ‘Regard’s Afternoon Tea Week 2018.’
Across Regard, services have been getting involved in fundraising events for Shelter and Shelter Cymru.
Tracey Parker, Service Manager, and the team at Newton House helped to organise the event and decorate the service with bunting on the day.
Three guests from Regard’s Kingston Office attended the party, Alex, Commercial Analyst, Charlotte, Credit Control Manager and Neville, IT Help Desk Manager.
Reflecting back after the event, Neville said “I just wanted to thank Tracey and the team for looking after myself and our Kingston Office contingent during their fantastic tea party. This was my first service visit since I joined in February, and although I had some idea as to the many challenges the team face every day, I finally realised first-hand the incredible levels of patience, hard work and dedication Newton House provide to the people who I met that day. On top of all that, Tracey and the team still had time to organise such a successful tea party with amazingly well baked cakes!”
Tracey said “Everyone enjoyed the afternoon and were pleased to have family and friends visit and contribute to the event. We had lots of prizes in the raffle and ‘guess the sweets in the jar’ drew a lot of attention. It was won by Benjamin who is still working his way through them!”
Ricky, who is supported by the service was hoping to win the jar of sweets and said “It’s ok because I won a box of chocolates in the raffle.”
There was a cake competition from within the service and Tracey invited her guests to step in as judges.
Tracey said “The winning cake did have a drop or two of brandy in - just saying!”
Alex said “Newton House put a lot of effort into making the afternoon extremely enjoyable for each of the people they support, staff and family members through their inventive fundraising ideas. I personally had a great time and was made to feel very welcome. “
The party raised an amazing total of over £130 for Shelter. Tracey added “A big thank you to everyone involved for raising this money. We look forward to seeing you again”
Charlotte said “It was a really nice event and I had really enjoyed my time there; the team did a great job!”