Afternoon tea at Tonbridge School with Bake Off star

RISE AND SHINE: Jane Beedle will host a baking masterclass

Afternoon tea at Tonbridge School with Bake Off star

by Andy Tong | 14th March 2019

FANS of the Great British Bake Off will be served up a treat at Tonbridge School next month when former show finalist Jane Beedle comes to town for afternoon tea.

The 2016 runner-up will be hosting a baking demonstration and taking part in a Q&A session on Sunday April 7.

Guests will be greeted with a glass of Prosecco and will be able to enjoy a selection of sandwiches and cakes.

All proceeds from the event will go to the Tonbridge children’s charity Tree of Hope as part of its annual Dine & Donate campaign.

This scheme started last year and encourages people to hold a food-based event of any description at home or at work, with supporters donating money.

Tree of Hope, which celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2018, is the crowdfunding charity that helps children and young people with a disability or illness.

It supports their families to raise the money they need to pay for specialist care that is not freely available on the NHS.

The Mayor of Tonbridge & Malling, Cllr Pam Bates, will be attending, the tea party having chosen Tree of Hope as her charity of choice.

Fundraising Manager Kate Bourne said: “We’re delighted that Tree of Hope patron Jane Beedle and the Mayor of Tonbridge & Malling are once again supporting Tree of Hope at this very special Dine & Donate.”

Jane shared three of her favourite recipes in The Cook Book, a compendium of culinary suggestions from leading chefs across West Kent. She will be available to sign copies of the book.

The Dine & Donate event will be held from 2-4.30pm in Tonbridge School’s Lowry Room and admission costs £30. To buy tickets visit treeofhope.org.uk/event/afternoontea

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