Great chatting to Sue Seddon of Sue's Curiositea & Coffee Shop - a little business with a big heart. Her team is determined to keep the scones and cakes and lovely treats coming for Blackpool Carers Centre Mothering Sunday afternoon teas with two sittings on site at Beaverbrooks House at 11am and 2pm.
It's organised by Oliver Maughan as one of his Tower to Tower challenge awareness raisers ahead of the cycle ride from Blackpool to Paris in September ... which will work off more than a few scones (and croissants) en route! If you check out his JustGiving page he's well past the halfway stage now in fundraising terms - so can we give him a little push across the finishing line. No hardship for us, eating cakes, and scones, and sandwiches! As Oliver told the Blackpool Gazette : "When I first heard about the Tower to Tower cycle challenge I thought it would be a fantastic personal journey to go on but now I have met the team at Blackpool Carers Centre and learned so much about the work they do I’ve become even more determined to raise as much as possible. The centre is an incredible charity who do so much for a largely hidden part of society.
Meantime, Sue's winning many local customers in Layton with her caring ethos - and is shortlisted for the Radio Wave Cafe Culture award. She runs a 'pending' scheme which means customers can donate change or the value of a meal to someone in need - via a blackboard inside the cafe which records the pledges.
Sunday also presents YOUR chance to treat your mum to afternoon in what must be one of the different settings around - within the house that DIY SOS: The Big Build - Children In Need - Blackpool rebuilt back in 2016. You can look at all the lovely facilities on offer, and the sheer style of the surrounds created by designer Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen (Official) and more. If the weather's anything like today it's a great chance to see the lovely garden and grounds too. www.blackpoolcarers.org/whats-on/mothering-sunday-afternoon-tea/...