Cream tea for charity

Brinsley retired persons club, afternoon tea raising money for SCOPE. Shirley Butler, Margaret Dobson, Jossie Forrest and Maureen Tomlinson chairman club.
Brinsley retired persons club, afternoon tea raising money for SCOPE. Shirley Butler, Margaret Dobson, Jossie Forrest and Maureen Tomlinson chairman club.

A PENSIONERS club held an afternoon tea party to raise money for the charity SCOPE.

Brinsley Retired Persons’ Club sold plants and held a raffle which together raised £150.

Broxtowe Mayor Pay Lally and Mayoress Lynda Lally went along and the group had tea, coffee, scones and jam.

Club members asked Shirley Butler, who has raised £26,000 for SCOPE trekking around the world, if they could use her garden to host the party.

Mrs Butler said: “The mayor was very generous to the cause and he bought a lot of plants,” she said.

“He also made a lot of noise about my garden and how nice it was, which I was pleased about!”

Brinsley Retired Persons’ Club meet once a month. They have speakers for entertainment, which is how they met Mrs Butler.

SCOPE raises money for people suffer Cerebral Palsy.