Cream teas event raises funds for new church hall in Melton

Members of Melton’s St John’s Catholic Church raised more than £600 towards a new church hall with a cream teas event.
The cream teas fundraiser at St John's Catholic Church in MeltonThe cream teas fundraiser at St John's Catholic Church in Melton
The cream teas fundraiser at St John's Catholic Church in Melton

Friends of St Johns Church organised the fundraiser in the memorial gardens at the Thorpe End church with several types of home-made cakes, as well as cream scones.

Organisers were overwhelmed by the public support.

Sheila Sulley, one of the helpers serving, said: “I think word must have spread around the town about how delicious the refreshments were.

The cream teas fundraiser at St John's Catholic Church, MeltonThe cream teas fundraiser at St John's Catholic Church, Melton
The cream teas fundraiser at St John's Catholic Church, Melton

"People started queueing half an hour before we were due to open.

"They kept coming back for more, and the home-made cakes were quickly sold out. There was a lovely, happy atmosphere."

Frances Levett, chair of the Friends group, added: "So many people turned up that we had to bring benches out of the church into the garden.

“Thankfully the weather was kind to us. It just shows how badly we need a church hall.”