Treat for chocoholic families

The fundraising team selflessly sample chocolate cake for the Big Chocolate Tea Party...
The fundraising team selflessly sample chocolate cake for the Big Chocolate Tea Party...
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Families that love chocolate are in for a treat this Saturday, April 20.

The Big Chocolate Tea Party will take place at Dore and Totley United Reformed Church on Totley Brook Road, Sheffield between 10am and 1pm with a host of fun activities including messy play and crafts, music, language learning, drama and face painting, as well as chocolate cakes and treats donated by caterers and bakers from around Sheffield.

Funds raised on the day will go to the Sick Children’s Trust which provides high quality ‘home from home’ accommodation for families whose children are receiving hospital treatment for serious illness, including Treetop House in Sheffield.

The event is the brainchild of local early learning groups who decided to join forces to raise money for the charity. Baby Bright Eyes, which runs fun language classes for babies and toddlers, has teamed up with Jenny Seymour from arts and crafts group Creation Station, Gemma Windle, who runs Pyjama Drama creative play classes, and Jenny Neill, who runs Baby Sensory development classes.

Samantha Royle, founder of Baby Bright Eyes, said: “As well as being a chocolate lover’s paradise, the event will have a great range of activities to keep families busy, including free Baby Bright Eyes, Pyjama Drama and Baby Sensory workshops and messy play and arts and crafts by Creation Station. Children will enjoy having their faces painted and mums and dads can take part in baby sling demos and browse kids’ clothing, book and card stalls.

Jenny Seymour from Creation Station said: “All the chocolate treats being donated will be taste tested and judged as part of a bake-off on the day. It’s a perfect opportunity for local caterers and bakers to get involved with this important fundraising event.

“The Sick Children’s Trust is such a fantastic cause so we hope that the lure of some of the best chocolate goods available in Sheffield will prove irresistible to families and help us raise as much as possible.”

Call Samantha Royle on 07940 990981 or email, or call Jenny on 0844 874 7328 or email