Torbay RNLI will receive £340 after the store held a public tea party, complete with live music and plenty of cake to raise money for the charity.

The Brixham store joined forces with volunteers from the Torbay Royal National Lifeboat Institution to serve tea and coffee to local residents at the store while encouraging them to indulge their sweet tooth in a feast of delicious desserts.

Community effort

Dan Joselin, who is the chef at the Port Espresso café and known locally as The Bearded Baker, generously donated the sweet treats for the occasion and acoustic guitarist Allen Bovey provided live music.

Store director Chichi Rogers-Uwadi explained why we chose to support the charity: ‘The RNLI is an incredibly important part of coastal life and helps keep locals safe so we are always happy to offer them whatever support we can.’

Prizes galore

Customers were also invited to take their chances on a tombola, with prizes kindly donated by local businesses. One lucky customer, who took part in a ‘name the teddy’ competition, went home with Edwina the teddy bear, and another customer came away with a cake baked by Ben Pepper, whose wife works at the store, after correctly guessing it’s weight of 2,300g.

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