Vintage Tea for the Hope Trials Facility, LRI

When Diane Morris (an Oncology Nurse at the LRI) retired, she wanted more than a celebration for family and friends and hit on the idea of a Vintage Tea party to raise funds for the Hope Trials Facility at the LRI where she had worked.
The Church Hall in Broad Street, Syston was decorated with bunting and flags and the beautifully decorated tables groaned under the weight of sandwiches, scones and delicious cakes.
Organisers and guests dressed in vintage outfits were entertained by Diane’s two daughters singing vintage songs and the Anstey Lindy Hoppers who demonstrated 40s style dancing.
A presentation was made to Diane when she was surprised by one of her ex-patients who travelled to Syston to add his congratulations.
Everything was donated and a huge raffle added to the final total raised of £2,733 which will be used to enhance the facilities at the Hope Unit.
The photos show the entertainers in full swing.
Diane expressed her thanks to all who worked or donated to the success of the afternoon.
An afternoon that added wonderful memories to her long career as a nurse.