Calderdale goes mad for tea

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A Halifax law firm and a group in Lightcliffe are gearing up to celebrate Yorkshire Day with cakes, tea and all things sweet as they each get ready to host two seperate tea parties for the day.

The Switalskis law team in Halifax was baking cakes and brewing tea today from 12pm to 2pm at the Venture House, Silver Street, while a sold-out ‘Mad Hatters’ Tea Party will be held at Lightcliffe Cricket Club - each fundraising for the Forget Me Not children’s hospice.

The law team will be showing ‘how proud’ they are to be a Yorkshire firm by hosting the tea party and raising money alongside for a charity that provides support for children, and their families, with life-limiting conditions.

Family Solicitor Joanne Brown, who has been organising the event, said: “Forget Me Not is a fantastic local cause and we’re proud to support them on Yorkshire Day.

“We hope our friends and colleagues will join us on August 1 to help us raise some money and celebrate this wonderful county.”

Margaret Firth, 82, of Lightcliffe, decided to organise the event to coincide with other things the Lightcliffe group is doing for charities, in and out of the area.

The group has knitted tea cosies for the day that are in the shape of the Mad Hatter to stick with the theme.

“We have also been knitting blankets for the hospice and for homeless people,” she said.