Cream Teas in Storrington – A Little Bridge to El Salvador

Our sincere thanks go to Trevor, the CAFOD team and the Storrington Parish for hosting a delightful garden party with a Cream Tea on Saturday the 21st of July.

The event raised £460 for the Parish’s Connect2: El Salvador project where the people of Puentecitos (meaning little bridges), a small village near the border of Guatemala, are  improving community life by opening small businesses and using organic farming methods.

Storrington Garden Party 2 July 2018

Now is it jam first or cream first?

Thank you to those who made and provided such splendid cakes, to those who donated prizes for the raffle, to Waitrose in Storrington for the gift of scones. Thanks to Anita for her contribution from selling her husband Mike’s collection of puzzles. Particular thanks to all those who did the setting up, served the tea and helped in the many ways that made it such a success. Thanks, too, to those who weren’t able to attend but nevertheless gave generous donations.

Our thanks also go to the Chemin Neuf community for the use of the cloister garden, such an ideal setting.

This brings the parish fundraising total for our friends in El Salvador to an amazing £13,860. The Parish are also planning a Harvest Supper on the 27th of October for our Family Fast Day (5th Oct). Thank you Our Lady of England!

The beautiful setting of the Cloister Garden

The beautiful setting of the Cloister Garden

Some of the Community in Puentecitos, El Salvador

Some of the Community in Puentecitos, El Salvador