I LOVE the Big Bramhall Tea Party

18 Jul 2016

I LOVE the Big Bramhall Tea Party……in fact, EVERYONE loved it:

For the third year on the run, I Love Bramhall’s Wendy Green put her heart and soul into organising the brilliant Big Bramhall Tea Party, on Friday 8 July at St. Michael’s Church Hall and Gardens. The Big Bramhall Tea Party is a completely FREE event for local senior citizens. Months in the planning, the event brought together over 280 of our local older folk.

 

Tea Party 2016 Glyn Burgess

Photo thanks at Glyn Burgess

However, it’s also a wonderful opportunity for the wider community to give something back and enjoy a heart-warming day. There was something very moving watching our local teenagers enjoying the company of another generation entirely – but also helping to make the day special for them.

Particular credit should go to the Year 9 and Year 10 students of Bramhall High who chatted, danced and served tea all afternoon. Another big shout out must go to the 4th Bramhall Scout Group, 1st Bramhall Guides and 1st Bramhall Cubs & Explorers, without whom we couldn’t have set everything up!

BramhallHigh-Teaparty-2016-GlynBurgess

Photo thanks to Glyn Burgess

The event was sponsored by SAS Daniels, Jon Richard Jewellery, Northern Rail, Amaranth and The Brow House, and with their help it was possible to hire a couple of proper marquees to protect everyone from the elements!

Wendy Green said

The Tea Party is a special day in the Bramhall calendar, it’s amazing to get so much support from the local businesses, community groups and local residents, I’m so grateful to every single person involved, some see their contribution as small but without everyone’s assistance, however big or small, the event couldn’t happen, I’m hugely grateful to everyone”

Bramhall High students also entertained our guests, as did the lovely Pownall Green school choir. Anne Hill, of Zumba Bramhall also led some gentle routines which many guests thoroughly enjoyed – and quite possible surprised themselves with!

Many local businesses offered free treats and treatments, while several others gave their time or goods freely. Thank you to all – it can’t be done without you.

Same time next year?

Frances Smith, one of the tea party guests said

What an astonishingly lovely time I had at your party yesterday afternoon. This is the third year I have been and, you know, in some undefinable way, it seems to get better!

I love to see how young, old and in-betweeners all come together to have fun. And laughter. And dancing; do not let us forget the dancing. I had to take off my shoes. I think that the last time I danced barefoot on wet grass was in my teens. I still had grass on my feet when I got home but it was so worth it.

I am absolutely certain that nothing appearing to be so seamless and effortless is not achieved without extremely hard work and all the contributions, lesser and greater, added to more than the sum of their parts.

I hope it’s in order to highlight the gifts of time and smiles from the the young people of Bramhall High. They ran about after us, they laughed and chatted with us, they danced with us. They were a credit to themselves and their school.

Eeeeeeh Lass, it were grand. Thank you.

Thanks to the deputy Mayor Lisa Walker and deputy Mayoress Angela Bennett along with our local MP Mary Robinson who supported the event……

Deputy Mayor Lisa Walker and Deputy Mayoress Angela Bennett & Wendy Green, I Love Bramhall

Deputy Mayor Lisa Walker and Deputy Mayoress Angela Bennett & Wendy Green, I Love Bramhall

Wendy received a written Letter from MP Mary Robinson and we ended up on telly! Thanks to That’s Manchester you can watch it here

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