May 13 2011 by Yonnie McInnes, Ayrshire Post (main ed)
Time for tea @ 3 and to raise funds for the Ayrshire Hospice
FAIRFIELD House Hotel is helping to launch this year’s Tea @ 3 campaign for the Ayrshire Hospice.
The hotel is in a superb setting in Fairfield Road, near Ayr’s Low Green, and is holding a special afternoon tea party on Wednesday, June 1, from 2pm to 4.30pm.
So why not go along and be spoiled in the luxurious atmosphere and enjoy spectacular views across the waters of the Firth of Clyde out to Arran.
You can either attend this event and/or organise one of your own Tea @ 3 events to help swell much needed funds for the hospice.
This year alone, £3.8m needs to be raised by the fundraising department from voluntary sources alone to ensure the charity continues to provide its services in the Ayrshire community and at the hospice itself in Ayr.
Tea @ 3 is a simple and fun way to raise money for the hospice either at work, school or home.
Just pick a date in June and invite everyone you know to come and have a cup of tea and a piece of cake with you, asking them to make a donation in the process.
Since it began in 2004, Tea @ 3 has raised thousands of pounds to help care for Ayrshire people living with life-threatening illness.
Tea parties are expected to take place throughout the month of June – many with unusual locations and themes.
David Gardner, sales and marketing manager, Fairfield House Hotel, said: “Tea @ 3 is a great campaign with a track record of success and we’re delighted to be backing it this year.
“I know what great work The Ayrshire Hospice does and how it relies on the generosity of the public to keep going.
“That’s why we’re supporting Tea @ 3.”
Lyn Bateman, sales and appeals co-ordinator for the Ayrshire Hospice, added: “We’re delighted that Fairfield House Hotel is supporting Tea @ 3 this year.
“Getting together with friends and colleagues for a cuppa is a lovely way to raise money for this vitally important cause.”
Tickets for the Fairfield House launch event are available on a first-come, first-served basis at a reduced price of £12.50.
For more information about Tea @ 3, visit www.ayrshirehospice.org or call 01292 288 488.