Make Time for Tea at popular Sheffield cafe

(l-r) Matt Frolish, owner and Billie Ashmore, assistant manager, of Lynne's Pantry, Glossop Road are hosting a tea party called Time for Tea in support of Weston Park Cancer Charity with charity fundraiser Sarah Cross. Picture: Andrew Roe
(l-r) Matt Frolish, owner and Billie Ashmore, assistant manager, of Lynne's Pantry, Glossop Road are hosting a tea party called Time for Tea in support of Weston Park Cancer Charity with charity fundraiser Sarah Cross. Picture: Andrew Roe
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It’s officially Time for Tea at Lynne’s Pantry Garden in Sheffield.

The cute cafe on Glossop Road is supporting a Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity campaign to get people baking to raise cash for the cause.

The cancer charity is especially close to owner Mat Frolish’s heart as his mum, Lynne, who set up the first Lynne’s Pantry in Surrey Street nearly 40 years ago, was treated at the hospital during her two-year cancer battle.

She sadly died in 2012.

Mat, aged 35, of Ranmoor, said: “When we heard about the Time for Tea campaign we wanted to fully support it - especially as we have a cafe.

“It is horrendous watching someone you love go through what they go through. You wouldn’t wish it on anyone.

“The people left behind also suffer - although it gets better I am still suffering to this day and the memories are horrific.

“We will do anything we can for Weston Park.”

Lynne’s Pantry opened in 1979 and became a Sheffield institution, well-known for its homemade cakes, quiches, sandwiches and scones.

About 11 years ago, the business expanded and Lynne, of Hathersage, opened Lynne’s Pantry Garden near the Royal Hallamshire Hospital.

When she was diagnosed with a brain tumour, Mat took over the business.

Lynne, who was aged 61, was treated at Weston Park and when there were no more options available she went to Ashgate Hospice in Derbyshire. She died in November 2012.

The cafe is set to host a Time for Tea party at Lynne’s Pantry Garden on May 5 and both sites will run an afternoon tea deal throughout May, with profits going to the charity.

Last year’s Time for Tea campaign saw tea parties organised by individuals, groups and businesses from across South Yorkshire, raising over £36,000.

Charity fundraiser, Sarah Cross said: “Time for Tea is a chance for family, friends, colleagues and communities to come together in support of a worthy local cause.

“We were astounded by the amount of people who held tea parties last year and hope that even more tea lovers will come together and clink cups for the charity during May this year.”

n To sign up for Time for Tea visit www.timeforteaparty.com or call the Cancer Charity office on 0114 2265370.