Super Trouper ABBA Afternoon Tea and fashion show to raise funds for local family support charity

15 March 2019

An ABBA themed afternoon tea is on the menu for a charity event at the Marcliffe Hotel on Sunday 19th May.The event is organised and hosted by The Friends of Home-Start Aberdeen to raise funds for the charity which provides volunteer support to families with young children living in Aberdeen.

Guests will enjoy a drinks reception, afternoon tea, and a fashion show featuring a selection of ladies clothing and occasion wear from Home-Start Aberdeen’s charity shop on George Street.

The themed afternoon tea and fashion show is being held from 14:00 to 17:00 and is being supported by The Marcliffe Hotel and Spa and Finnie’s the Jeweller’s.A small number of tickets are still available to purchase for the event, priced at £30 each.

Ally Cartwright, head of The Friends group commented, “This is our fourth annual afternoon tea event and we’re thrilled to be hosting it as an ABBA theme this year.It’s going to be a great fun afternoon and we hope this year’s event proves to be another huge success.”

The group are seeking donations of ladies clothing for the fashion show as well as items for the raffle which will take place on the day.

“It’s the first year we’ve featured clothing from the Home-Start shop in the fashion show which we’re all really excited about,” added Ally.It provides a great opportunity to showcase some of the fabulous clothing the shop has to offer.We’ve got a great range of dresses, coats, occasion wear and accessories so far and we’d really welcome further donations of ladies wear ahead of the event.”

All featured clothing and accessories will be available to purchase on the day with all proceeds going to the charity.

Matt Finnie, of Finnies The Jewellers is a keen supporter of the charity and its shop: “Home-Start is a fantastic organisation.Every family needs a helping hand sometimes and through their volunteer service and shop Home-Start Aberdeen is making a real difference to families and children living in our local communities.I’m glad we can provide our help towards this event and where we can.”

Home-Start Aberdeen works to build strong families and happy children in our communities through the provision of trained, supportive volunteers who visit families with young children in their own homes.Volunteers provide emotional and practical support helping families to overcome challenges they face which can include isolation, physical and mental health conditions, bereavement and many other issues.In the past year alone the charity has supported 205 families, including 340 children, with 27,500 hours of emotional and practical support in their own homes.

For more information, tickets or donations please call Home-Start Aberdeen on 01224 693545 or email

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