Fundraising ‘Pours’ In Following Our Afternoon Tea

Cheltenham residents enjoyed a fabulous afternoon tea at the Queen’s Hotel on St George’s Day all in aid of raising funds for the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity.


Supported by local companies and the Royal Society of St George, over 100 guests joined in the celebrations in the hotel’s Regency Room and were treated to a sophisticated afternoon tea, complete with dainty sandwiches and bites, scones with cream and jam and pastries. In addition, table magician, Richard Parsons and 25 members of the Cotswold Male Voice Choir entertained the audience.


The Royal Society of St George, Gloucestershire Branch’s chairman, Stephen Wright, and patron, Dame Janet Trotter attended the event, along with Cheltenham’s mayor, councillor Wendy Flynn. In addition, in support of the event, Barclays Bank match funded part of the fundraising, and donated £1,000 to the charity.


Susie Godwin, regional fundraising manager for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity and organiser of the inaugural Midlands Air Ambulance afternoon tea, comments: “Our first Afternoon Tea to celebrate St George’s Day, was a resounding success and sold out well ahead of the event. Due to ticket sales, sponsorship, Barclay’s support and everyone’s generosity on the day, we raised over £2,700 for our life saving service, for which we are extremely grateful.”


Missions completed since 1991: 50,563 | On average we airlift a child every four days | Road traffic collisions make up around 35% of the incidents we attend | The service airlifts on average four horse riders each week.