Charity tea party raises funds for Rotherham mayor’s charities

By Dave Doyle | 30/10/2017

Charity tea party raises funds for Rotherham mayor’s charities
The Mayor of Rotherham, Cllr Eve Rose Keenan, is seen at the party along with other guests. 171804-2

VINTAGE-LOVERS gave, guzzled and grooved for good causes at a charity tea party hosted by the Mayor of Rotherham, Cllr Eve Rose Keenan.

The event was at Shiloh’s new Masbrough headquarters, on Station Road, last Saturday.

Dozens of people enjoyed tea, cake and live music, as well as old-time dance tuition from community group RotherHop.

A total of £295 was raised for the Mayor’s charities.

Shiloh chairman John McDonnell welcomed the Mayor and her consort, Mr Pat Keenan, to the party at Shiloh @ The Weighbridge.

John said: “It was a very good turnout. 

“There was a lot of interest in the activities and many people got into the theme.

“We had tremendous support from people supplying cakes, which were very nicely decorated.”

The event also featured a vintage market and a Guess Grandad’s Fortune game, with players guessing the value of small change in a shopping bag.

The amount in the bulging bag - a total of £65 - was also donated to charity by its owner Edward Copeman, John’s late father-in-law.

Formerly a garage, the tea party venue was converted with a kitchen and dining area, opening in May.

Volunteers and staff at the building provide meals and support for the borough’s homeless.

John added: “This was our first community event in our new premises - hopefully the first of many.

“Rotherham Borough Council has put a lot of money and effort into converting it for us.

“We want to say thank you by sharing this great facility with the community.”