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Cream Tea treats raise funds for local people


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Ref:PRSH237Date: July 10,2018


Cream Tea treats raise funds for local people


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Employees at Stafford and Rural Homes (SARH) have served up more than100cream teas to colleagues in an effort to support vulnerable members of the local community.

During celebrations to mark National Cream Tea Day staff raised£435.55that they've donated to the housing association's C.A.R.E.S Foundation, which supports projects and groups helping some of the most vulnerable in the community.

Nikki Oldfield, SARH Homes Manager, helped organise the event that honours a longstanding English tradition and said she was delighted at the response from colleagues.

"National Cream Tea Day is a great opportunity to have a little fun and raise money for such worthy causes; it's very satisfying to know that, by everyone indulging in a small treat, we are really helping some of the most vulnerable people in Stafford," she explained.

The money was raised through the sale of Cream Tea boxes - containing scones, butter and jam - from the Cream Tea Society and by the proceeds of a raffle with prizes very generously donated by local businesses.

Karen Armitage, SARH Chief Executive added: "The SARH team regularly shows its generosity when it comes to raising funds for worthy causes- well done to everyone who organised this Cream Tea Day event for the third year running.

"A big thank you to everyone who supported this fun celebration that's provided a real boost for the SARH C.A.R.E.S Foundation where money raised is directed to ‘Make a Difference' to those who are affected by homelessness, social isolation and severe hardship."


Caption:(left to right)SARH employees celebrating National Cream Tea Day: Joann Allen, Rebecca Williams and Nikki Oldfield.


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About Stafford and Rural Homes

Stafford and Rural Homes (SARH) is the largest social landlord in Stafford with around 6,000 homes across Stafford, Stone and the rural villages across the Borough. Established in 2006 to own and manage the former Stafford Borough Council housing stock, SARHset up a trading subsidiary company Housing Worx, to deliver planned maintenance works to its properties and fulfil commercial contracts in 2012. SARHalso offers 18 Independent Living schemes for people aged over 55 andan award winning Telecare home safety and personal security system for the elderly and vulnerable.SARH has invested more than £100 million on improvement and regeneration programmes and building over 500 high quality new homes for rent and shared ownership which have benefited SARH customers by improving neighbourhoods and creating job opportunities for local people. The housing association works in partnership with local authorities, health trusts, statutory bodies and a range of voluntary organisations to create safe, sustainable communities where residents can ‘Live, Work and Grow'.

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Mara Hargreaves
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