High Tea for the benefit of the hospital

PUT your best Sunday for Begonia City Tea at St Patrick’s Cathedral Hall next month.

Alfredton Rotary Club leads the afternoon, and organizer Jill Oliver said they hope the high tea may well be the biggest ever in Australia.

The event will kick off a campaign to renovate the Rotary House of St John of God.

“It’s been around for almost 20 years as accommodation for relatives of patients in the regions,” Ms Oliver said.

“It’s in fairly good shape, but the common areas need some paint and updated kitchens.

On Sunday, May 1 from 2 p.m., Begonia City High Tea will give the Cathedral Hall a fresh and flowery look.

“We will have the iconic building decorated and rather charming, with beautiful starched white tablecloths and tablecloths and English trios in English china.

“Attendees will receive a glass of bubbly or mineral water on arrival, followed by a sumptuous afternoon tea with savory and sweet options,” Ms Oliver said.

“We will have pies, cupcakes, slices, finger sandwiches and, of course, scones, jam and cream.”

As part of their community service, students from Ballarat Grammar and Ballarat Clarendon College will be in the Hall to welcome guests and serve them tea and coffee.

Tickets are $70 per person at hermaj.com/events/hightea.