The National Literacy Trust is hosting another season of Tales & Teapots Party fundraising, to support their work improving the literacy & reading skills of young people, children & adults, to help them succeed in education, work and life.

Following the success of a Christmas themed Tales and Teapots Party in December 2016 (which raised £85.08 for the Trust), Rebecca Hill, College Librarian, decided to use the sunny weather of late as her inspiration to host a Summer themed Tales and Teapots Party.

It was a Party with lots of cake, including Angel Slices, Viennese Swirls, Iced-buns, Jam Tarts, Swiss Rolls, French Fancies and more. A student who regularly uses the Library was inspired to get involved and arranged for her gran to bake a tray of chocolate flapjack & a dozen buns all decorated with sweets. These home-made cakes were the first to go! Because it was summer, the Tea was replaced with fizzy pop in four sugar-free flavours.

The Tales & Teapots Party was hosted by HNC Library and was a perfect support for the students in there studying hard for exams and fast approaching coursework deadlines.

By the end of the day, only a select few cakes were left, and most of the pop had been drunk, raising another £34.70 for the National Literacy Trust, money which will be used to help others to reach their full potential through improved literacy skills.

A big and special thank you to all who attended the Tales and Teapots Party.