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Sunday, 27 October 2013

Women's Centre Afternoon Tea Party....................

For a number of years I have supported  the Women's Centre in Stockport, it is a registered charity and does amazing work to help local women. The Women's Centre was established in 2001 and was born out of a huge social need within the local area of Stockport. Initially offering counselling to women suffering from domestic abuse, the Women’s Centre now offers a full range of services and is seen as the leading provider of innovative support services and therapeutic treatments for women.

When I say support I don't do any hands on work or volunteering, but I make a monthly donation and attend fund raising events.Yesterday the centre held an afternoon tea party, I made some cakes and also bought a ticket for the event. I spent a few hours baking in the morning and then packed everything up to deliver to the centre.

I spent a lovely hour at the tea party and enjoyed a very yummy piece of carrot cake which was a difficult choice as some amazing cakes were on display. It was also an opportunity to catch up with friends and old work colleagues. The event was a great success and over £500 was raised for the centre.

The rest of the afternoon was sofa time as I was feeling very weary, I need to build in more rest periods as my energy levels are pretty low at the moment.

If I feel strong enough I am hoping to drive over to Macclesfield this morning to visit the monthly Treacle Market. I haven't been before but have heard very good things about it. I do hope the weather picks up though, as it's very cold, wet and windy at the moment. If I get to the market I will tell you all about it tomorrow.

talk soon x

33 comments:

  1. a good cause, Sue!!!!!
    rest and enjoy the rest of the weekend, xxxxx Ale

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  2. Your creations always look amazing. So crisp,clean and delectable.
    I have never heard of a Treacle Market so will look forward to your next post.
    Take care of yourself please as it is such a busy time of year.

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  3. Hello Sue, what mouthwatering treats today, they all look yummy, no wonder you had
    a difficult choice.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  4. You are so talented with your wonderful cakes, they look so yummy. I hope you have the energy to visit the market today. I am taking it easy after going to the grocery, I have a wicked headache and I need a down day.
    Hugs to you,
    Meredith

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  5. Sounds as though it was a great event, and what a great organisation to support Sue. I am sure that your contribution was very gratefully received. Hope that you made it to the fair and that you enjoyed it. xx

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    1. Thank you, I did go for an hour and it was good fun x

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  6. Your cupcakes were beautiful!!!

    What is a Treacle Market? Sounds very interesting.

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  7. Those cakes look delicious and such a great cause to support. I love the multi coloured cake in the previous post (I'm trying to catch up!) & think it will be a good half term make for us.

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    1. Thank you and hope you have a fun half term x

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  8. Oh yummy ... what beautiful bakes ... hope you get the rest you need ... Bee xx

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  9. Those cakes look yum, and not to mention the carrot cake.I would have kicked my diet to the curb for some,good on you for helping charity when you are a busy soul xx

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    1. I am going to have to go back on mine now x

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  10. Oh those cakes look amazing and will taste delish, clever girl!

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  11. You do such a wonderful job with all your cakes Sue, and this is such a worthwhile cause, well done! Hugs, Joy x

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  12. Some amazing looking cakes Sue and for wonderful cause. Do take care of yourself lovely and make sure you pace. I so struggle with the whole pacing thing, but I know that on the days I succeed I feel so much better. Did you get to Treacle yesterday??? xoxo

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    1. i am trying hard but life seems so hectic. I managed an hour at the market it was fun but the weather was awful x

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  13. Wow! VERY impressive cakes!!! My tummy's rumbling now!
    Carly
    x

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  14. your blog is amazing.. although I am craving some sweets now.. lol
    love your creative ideas..

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  15. They look too divine! We have just had dinner and I am actually dying for something sweet, but I am not nearly energetic enough to bake something. Will just have to be content with looking at the photos of your yummy bakes.

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    1. you are very kind, thank you for popping by x

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  16. What a great cause! the cakes look delish x

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  17. Wow these look yummy, and what an excellent amount of money raised for such a good cause.

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