Over 100 supporters attended the annual Hampshire R.A.B.I committee Cream Tea this month, to help raise funds for farmers in need.
Guests at the event at Lavender Fields, Hartley Park Farm in Selborne, enjoyed the best of British in every sense – a farm tour, live music, a delicious array of homemade cakes, scones, jam and clotted cream, and the traditional ‘British Summer’ weather.
A brief break in the rain allowed the opportunity for a guided tour around the lavender fields by owner, Tim Butler, and to learn about the farm’s history and production of the crop.
Special guest was Hampshire High Sheriff, Tom Floyd, who gave a brief overview of his role in the county. Tom’s wife, Sarah, also attended and judged the best hat competition.
The event was a great success and raised £1,400 for R.A.B.I.
Regional manager for the South East, Sally Field, said: “We are really grateful to the Hampshire community for backing this event, especially farm owners Tim and Ann Butler for hosting the cream tea for a second year and to Petersfield solicitors MacDonald Oats LLP for their generous support. Thanks not least to our hard working Hampshire committee members for their baking and ensuring everything ran smoothly on the day.”