Fundraising goes vintage at Place4U

Kathleen O keeffe, Dorothy Proctor and Angela Harte
A new fundraising initiative operating from the Clonmel-based community facility Place4U, is taking people on a trip back through time, offering an authentic 40s vintage tea experience, while raising money for local charities at the same time. Set up by local volunteers, the Vintage Tearoom takes place in the Place4U cafe on Morton Street every alternative Friday and following on from the tea lovers’ first fundraising morning, which raised €971 for Place4U, it is proving to be quite a success. Nobody in Ireland ever needed an excuse to drink a cup of tea in this country, but if you want to enjoy one with difference, then this is the place to come to.

A new fundraising initiative operating from the Clonmel-based community facility Place4U, is taking people on a trip back through time, offering an authentic 40s vintage tea experience, while raising money for local charities at the same time. Set up by local volunteers, the Vintage Tearoom takes place in the Place4U cafe on Morton Street every alternative Friday and following on from the tea lovers’ first fundraising morning, which raised €971 for Place4U, it is proving to be quite a success. Nobody in Ireland ever needed an excuse to drink a cup of tea in this country, but if you want to enjoy one with difference, then this is the place to come to.

The recent launch of the new Vintage Tearooms was a great success with 16 local charities attending and treated to a sumptuous vintage tea, served in delicate China cups, and scrumptious home bakes. The ‘waitresses’ were decked out in 40s style clothes, while music from the era provided wonderful entertainment and really set the scene. Many local organisations and fundraisers signed up straight away to the Vintage Tearoom fundraising initiative which will hold a tea morning every second Friday for these local organisations, with a minimun of donation of 5 per person.

If you are a fundraiser looking for a different way to raise funds get in touch with Dorothy or Deirdre at the Place4U cafe on Morton Street or email place4uvintagetearoom@gmail.com. You can find them on facebook at Place4U Vintage Tea Room. There are just a few openings left between now and Christmas, so if you are interested, contact them soon. The next Vintage Tearoom fundraiser takes place on Friday June 14, from fom 10.30am - 12.30pm and will be in aid of Cuan Saor Women’s Refuge in Clonmel.

The room will be closed during August but will re-open in September. Most of the profits will be donated to the fundraisers, while a small portion will cover the cost of running the tea room.