Afternoon tea treat in store at Yorkshire Show

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Employees from Marks & Spencer in Harrogate invited visitors to the Great Yorkshire Show to join them for a very British afternoon tea, all in the name of charity.

The Farmers’ Lounge was opened up to the public where diners could enjoy the very best of M&S sandwiches, cakes, tea and coffee, in exchange for a donation to Our Angels, a charity which supports families through the bereavement of a baby, working alongside Harrogate Hospital Maternity ward.

Andy Crum, M&S Harrogate Store Manager, said: “We were delighted to be a part of the Great Yorkshire Show this year, and proud to nominate the charity that will benefit from our afternoon tea.

“We chose to support Our Angels as it’s a cause that operates in the heart of Harrogate, supporting families in the community through a very tough time, so we felt they were an extremely worthy and deserving cause.

“It was fantastic to see so many people dropping into the Farmers’ Lounge on July 16 for some very tasty M&S treats, and donating so generously in order to raise much needed funds for this charity.”

Visitors to the Great Yorkshire Show were also able to sample produce from the county and across the UK at the M&S stand which focused on the firm’s commitment to local produce and sustainable farming.

As well as cookery demonstrations there were hands-on activities and games for children.

Now in its eighth year, M&S’ Farming For The Future Awards took place on July 14, celebrating suppliers that are working towards important M&S Plan A commitments including becoming carbon neutral and sending no waste to landfill.

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