Scones all round as Tonbridge Rotary and Hadlow Manor treat pensioners

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THE Rotary Club of Tonbridge arranged a special outing for local pensioners over the early May Bank Holiday weekend.

Volunteer drivers took the group on a picturesque tour of the Kent countryside, followed by an afternoon tea laid on by Hadlow Manor Hotel.

Rotarian Peter Ruck said: ‘The event has taken place each year, ending up at a different venue.

‘But Hadlow Manor heard about it and were excited to get involved and offer the local pensioners their renowned afternoon tea.

‘There were sandwiches, homemade scones and cakes a-plenty.

‘The Garden Room was a hive of activity, with around 50 locals enjoying the drive and the tea, and with such beautiful weather it really was a perfect afternoon.’

Giles Thomas, Group General Manager of Hadlow Manor, said: ‘We were delighted to get involved with such a worthy cause and treat the local pensioners to a delicious afternoon tea.

‘It’s a great thing that Rotary does by getting those who may not see anyone for days on end out of the house for a change of scene, and for a chance to mingle with other local residents – all while enjoying a cuppa and a scone.’

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PICTURE: JAM TODAY: Afternoon tea is laid on in The Garden Room at Hilden Manor Hotel

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