Let them eat cake in the name of hospital charity

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Picture1Award-winning chef Tim Bilton, of the Spiced Pear Hepworth, is launching his huge fundraising campaign for the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield in National Afternoon Tea Week. (11th-17th August)

Most of us need little encouragement to tuck in to this much-loved British classic, however at The Spiced Pear, Hepworth, near Holmfirth in West Yorkshire and home of the much loved television programme Last of The Summer Wine; the cake is guaranteed to taste all the sweeter knowing that £1 from each afternoon tea sold during the week-long celebration will be donated to the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield. Fundraising will also continue throughout the year.

Chef-proprietor Tim has been battling a rare form of eye cancer which was discovered during a routine visit to the GP last year, and is undergoing a course of treatment at the specialist eye cancer ward of the Royal Hallamshire Hospital.

Tim comments: “I have a lot to thank the Royal Hallamshire for, and in particular Professor Ian Rennie and I hope that the money raised through sales of our afternoon tea will show our support for the fantastic work they do on a daily basis for so many people.”

The Ocular Oncology department at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital was founded by Tim’s doctor, Professor Rennie. The department is a specialist unit, and a centre of excellence for eye cancer care since 1987.

A spokesperson for the Ocular Oncology department said: “We are delighted Tim has chosen to support the hospital. We are a specialist unit and donations are a huge part of our progress and work. We all love a treat here and are hoping to pop up to the Spiced Pear and catch up with Tim over a Gentleman’s afternoon tea, which we hear includes some classics – homemade pork pies and scotch eggs!“

The Spiced Pear afternoon tea was crowned ‘Best Afternoon Tea’ at the Deliciouslyorkshire Awards 2013/14, so tea-time aficionados can be sure of an extra-special spread, complemented by stunning views of the Pennines.

For further information on The Spiced Pear’s afternoon tea please visit www.thespicedpearhepworth.co.uk

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