Hartlepool Boots store raises £400 for charity with 20s-style tea

TEASY DOES IT: Boots staff held a coffee morning with a Great Gatsby theme in aid of Macmillan. Seated is manager Zoe France with Carly Jenkins, Geeta Britcliffe, Lisa Avery and Val Swales
TEASY DOES IT: Boots staff held a coffee morning with a Great Gatsby theme in aid of Macmillan. Seated is manager Zoe France with Carly Jenkins, Geeta Britcliffe, Lisa Avery and Val Swales

ECSTATIC store staff are delighted to announce that a 20s-style afternoon tea event raised over £400 for charity.

Staff at Boots, on Anchor Retail Park, Hartlepool Marina, organised three vintage tea days to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Over the three days around 100 people stopped by to have a cuppa, a slice of cake and a chat, while some opted to have their nails painted in traditional 20s red, or had their make–up and false eyelashes applied.

Lisa Avery, assistant manager at the store, said the events – which were organised with the theme of the newly–released Leonardo DiCaprio film The Great Gatsby – went down a storm.

And all the staff were over the moon to have raked in a whopping £437.50 for Macmillan, which is Boots charity of choice which it supports each year.

She said: “We would like to thank all of the customers that came in and joined in and donated.

“There was a real buzz each afternoon and it was lovely chatting to people and seeing them enjoying themselves and all in the name of a good cause.

“People were coming and sitting down and having a cup of tea or coffee and a chat.

“We were also doing 20s hair accessories, the girls all had their hair done in 20s style and one had a flapper dress on from the time.

“We were doing red nails that were very popular in the 20s.

“We even had some gents who were coming for a cup of tea and a scone, while the ladies had their make–up and nails and eyelashes done.”

Lisa added: “Macmillan is Boots’ chosen charity and we raise money for it every year as a company. We have a yearly target of £3,000 and we are now well on the way to achieving that target with the kind generosity of people who came along and supported us.”