#beatonstearooms: C is for...Communitea

We delight in supporting their local literary people and also local charities. This year we have held a number of events in our Tearooms to raise money for the charities that we have been supporting during 2016.

Our Tearooms in Chester decided to give support this year to Marie Curie. Marie Curie are well known for their care and support for people living with any terminal illness.  Donating cakes and also organizing a dedicated Marie Curie Cake Day to raise money for this charity by donating a percentage of their income taken from cakes sales.

Crowthorne is supporting Alexander Devine Children's, a charity and service to support children aged 0-19 with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions in their own homes across Berkshire and the bordering areas of surrounding counties, while maintaining the vision of building a children's hospice in Berkshire.

Tisbury chose to support local charity Charlies Angels. The charity was set up by the Burns family in memory of their son, ten year old Charlie Burns who died suddenly at night - a victim of  SUDEP (Sudden Unexpeted Death in Epilepsy).  

Blandford have been supporting local based charity Julia’s House, they provide practical and emotional support for families caring for a child with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition, providing frequent and regular support in their own homes, in the community or at our hospice.
Organizing a special Valentines Day Cream Tea to raise money for Julias House and helping to advertise the great work they are doing and any other fundraising events they have coming up.

All of our Tearooms have the 'Communitea Cause' beverages to the menu. One's hot, one's cold and we'll donate 25p and the customer will donate 25p (total 50p) to the 'Communitea Cause'  from each order.
Those 50 pences quickly add up over the space of a year!

Why not make a commitment to have one of these drinks once a week - and you'll help us adding £26.00 to a local cause!

So what should you order? 

Communitea Chai
Latte  A warming treat, it's Indian spiced blend of slightly frothed milk, tea, cinnamon and ginger.
The 'Alex' Soda
Sweet strawberry, balanced with lemon, a perfectly refreshing combination! This is a real stunner created by one of our team.

Across the group, each tearooms will choose a local charity or 'Communitea Cause' to support for the forthcoming year, starting December. If you're a local charity, you'll need to let our local Beatons' tearooms know why they should make you their 'Communitea Cause'. You can find their respective details here.

#Tisbury: Cream Tea and Book Talk - Feb 18th 2016

Author of the month: Julie Cohen

Author of the Month
Falling by Julie Cohen 

I totally ‘fell’ into the pages of this book and, excuse the cliché, didn’t want to put it down!
A beautifully written, emotive and powerful novel exploring challenges that each age generation could face. Three women, all part of a strong willed and often stubborn family, all trying to deal with their own bales in secret. Gradually brought together as they begin to discover each others strengths and weaknesses, they all come to realize that the bonds of family hold a gravitational force that none can deny. A familial force that brings love, support, joy and above all, hope.
Relatable, thought provoking and heart warming, this is a  must to put on your reading list for this year!