Cream teas were one of the most popular treats last Friday as friends, families and work colleagues joined together to enjoy fresh scones, Tiptree Strawberry Conserve and Rodda’s Cornish Clotted Cream while raising funds for a local hospice charity. 

The ten Tiptree tea rooms each created a special scone for the day and made a huge effort to raise funds for Farleigh Hospice.


Debbie de Boltz & Caroline Smith from Farleigh Hospice with the Tiptree Tea Room Team


The charity provides award-winning hospice care to people affected by life-limiting illnesses and bereavement across mid Essex and is celebrating its 40th birthday this year.

Debbie de Boltz, fundraising manager for Farleigh Hospice, visited the Tiptree tea room at Barleylands and the main Tiptree tea room to meet customers and talk about the care and support offered by Farleigh.


Debbie de Boltz & Caroline Smith from Farleigh Hospice enjoying a Cream Tea at Tiptree Tea Room



Debbie said, “Thank you to Tiptree tea rooms for choosing Farleigh Hospice as their charity this year. It was a pleasure to meet the fantastic staff and to enjoy a special cream tea to mark National Cream Tea Day. As I talked with people at the tea rooms, it was remarkable how many lives Farleigh Hospice has touched during the last 40 years. We are very grateful to everyone who supports our work, so we can continue to be here for those who need us now and in the future.”

National Cream Tea Day is organised by The Cream Tea Society (Tiptree Preserves and Rodda’s Cornish Clotted Cream) and each year they donate 50,000 portions of jam and cream to charity fundraisers across the country.