Victorian Tea Party

Celebrating friendship with tea and cake!

Learners from Lancashire Adult Learning’s Preparation for Life Course stepped back in time recently, holding a Victorian tea room to celebrate friendships during Learning Disability Week.

Learners and staff got together with over 40 visitors to make new friends over a cup of tea and a slice of delicious homemade cake – all served on beautiful vintage china! As well as cakes there were colourful hanging baskets and patio pots on sale, which learners had organised and planted themselves.

Learners had the chance to help run the tea room as a business, helping with set-up, serving and handling donations. As well as the hanging baskets, there was a chance to look at some of the other projects they’d got involved with over the year.

Elaine Craddock, Curriculum Leader, said: “It was a fantastic event and great to see so many new faces joining us for tea and cake. Encouraging friendships is an important issue for people with learning disabilities, who can sometimes feel isolated. It was a lovely opportunity to meet new people, and raise some money for Mencap.”

The tea room was such a success that a second event ran a couple of days later – raising a grand total of £279 for Mencap.

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