Over 80 Islanders will spend a very special afternoon at the Radisson Blu Waterfront hotel next month when it hosts Jersey’s first SuperJam Tea Party.
The tea party will involve afternoon tea, music and dancing, and Age Concern is giving its backing to the event by contacting and inviting special individuals they feel will benefit from an entertaining afternoon out.
A SuperJam Tea Party will take place between 2pm-5pm on Thursday 5th July and is the brainchild of Fraser Doherty, a young Scottish entrepreneur who transformed his Gran’s jam recipe into a hugely successful jam business, SuperJam, which sells into some of Britain’s biggest supermarkets, including Waitrose. As a spin-off from the business, he set up “SuperJam Tea Parties”, which is a registered charity that organises hundreds of free tea parties all over Britain for elderly people who live alone or in care.
Some of the biggest parties have attracted over 600 guests and there have so far been over 150 parties in total – from tiny Welsh villages to the Southbank in Central London. The next one will be in Jersey and the event is part of the Radisson Blu’s commitment to supporting the local community through its “Responsible Business” programme.
Lydia Smith, Hotel Sales and Marketing Director said: “We are very excited about creating this event specifically for the older members of the Island’s community, who certainly deserve an afternoon of entertainment and a delicious afternoon tea. It is the first SuperJam Tea Party to take place in Jersey and it is part of our on-going commitment to support our local community as part of our Responsible Business programme.”