Tea party makes a charity splash

Tarts for Troops tea party held on the 10m diving board at Pinds Forge
Tarts for Troops tea party held on the 10m diving board at Pinds Forge
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Daredevil fundraisers hosted a tea party – on top of the 10-metre diving board at a Sheffield swimming pool.

Fundraisers hit the heights for a Tarts for Troops extreme tea party at Ponds Forge International Sports Centre in the city centre, raising money for armed forces charity Blind Veterans UK.

The event was hosted by solicitors Irwin Mitchell.

Andrew Buckham, an associate in the firm’s Sheffield office, said: “Many of our clients at Irwin Mitchell have suffered terrible injuries while serving in the armed forces and we work closely with fantastic charities like Blind Veterans UK.

“Tarts for Troops gave us chance to raise a cup of tea in honour of those who have served in the armed forces - as well as raising as much cash as possible for the charity’s Sheffield centre in Fulwood.”

Blind Veterans UK helps provide practical and emotional support to ex-servicemen, regardless of when people served or how they lost their sight.

The charity has a centre in Ranmoor, Sheffield, which provides training rooms and tailored rehabilitation courses, as well as the opportunity for residents to boost their IT, communication mobility and independent living skills.