Strong community support for strawberry tea fundraiser

Tea for all at the Well Street store
Tea for all at the Well Street store

A shop’s strawberry tea event raised £357.70 for Breast Cancer Care.

Finca El Monte, in Buckingham’s Well Street, held the special event last Saturday, in its little back garden.

Owner Claire Gallagher, who opened the store with her partner, Mark Taunton, in June last year, said she wanted to support the charity which has helped friends of hers who have had cancer. Sales of cupcakes and a raffle helped swell the funds.

Ms Gallaghersaid: “All the local businesses donated something for the raffle and then Alan in The Woolpack took the leftover cupcakes and sold them for us.

“It really makes you feel part of a community doing something like that. It was such a nice day.”