Redcar enjoys a parmo tart for the troops
26 June 2013 14:25
On Monday 24th June 2013, Ian Swales MP, Redcar's Chris Lee (Blind Veterans UK) and Phil and Clare from Sophellies Eatery hosted an event to launch Tarts for Troops.
On Monday 24th June 2013, Ian Swales MP, Redcar's Chris Lee (Blind Veterans UK) and Phil and Clare from Sophellies Eatery hosted an event to launch 'Tarts for Troops', a campaign aimed at raising awareness and money for veterans who have lost their sight through illness, old age or accident. Blind Veterans UK care for ex-servicemen and women who have lost their sight and need help to lead independent lives.
Members of the local community came together for an hour to celebrate the work that Blind Veterans UK does for its members, to eat tarts and to raise some money while they were at it!
Sophellies Eatery provided three Teesside themed tarts, a Lemon Top Tart, a Redcar Rock tart and a Parmo Tart! All went down very well and we had sold out within 30 minutes of going on sale.
Ian commented: ''It was a really good turnout, and I was pleased to see so many people supporting such an important charity. The tarts were superb, and we managed to raise £50.00 in just over 1 hr''
''Thank you to everyone that came to the event, and thank you all for the kind donations to the charity. Blind Veterans UK are delighted that we raised money and awareness for them. It is Armed Forces Week this week, so it is timely that we support all our troops, both those who are still on the front line, and those that have served our country. I hope that some people will host their own tarts for troops event and do some baking to raise more money.''
For more information about Ian Swales MP visit his website.
To take part in Tarts for Troops 2013 visit the Tarts for Troops website.