Afternoon Tea in a Brereton garden –  August 7th and 8th 2021

In spite of the inclement weather, Gill Brickwood hosted a successful afternoon tea party in her beautiful garden  to raise funds for St Luke’s Church Organ and Lighting Appeal and for the Alzheimer’s Society.

In all the excellent total of £1,191 was raised, shared equally between St Luke’s and the Alzheimer’s Society.

Gill sends really big thankyou’s to all who helped make the event such a success:
  • Alison Wright, Co op Member Pioneer – Holmes Chapel and Congleton, who gave great advice, donated food and a Fairtrade raffle hamper
  • Jill Brown, Bidlea Dairy for their donation of lovely double cream for the scones
  • Pat Riches  for her stunning cake used in Guess the Cake Weight
  • The wonderful team of helpers from front of house, serving and behind the scenes
  • To all the people who donated raffle prizes, plants and bric-a-brac
  • To all the lovely people who were able to attend to make the event a great success


Early in March this year Gill’s mum died from Alzheimer’s, but her life was much more than a disease. She enjoyed many things such as afternoon teas, chatting, listening to music, and singing, especially hymns. So, with this in mind Gill thought it would be a nice idea to bring people together to enjoy something of what her mum enjoyed.  She also wanted to help raise some money for the Organ and Lighting Appeal at St Luke’s and the Alzheimer’s Society.

Fortunately Gill had arranged indoor seating in case of rain which was pretty heavy on Saturday afternoon! But everyone was able to enjoy afternoon tea and the lovely selection of savouries, sandwiches and cakes as well have a good natter in the dry and explore Gill’s lovely garden in between showers!

Below are some photos taken on Saturday kindly provided by Jayne Weaver  with an earlier one from Gill.


Some more photos from the tea party on Sunday 8th August (when the weather was thankfully fine!) plus some shots in the kitchen of Gill and her sister, Carol (who made the scones and most of the cakes), marshalling supplies of savouries and cakes.