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Chef Albert Roux’s Borders restaurant brews sweet treat for Teapot Trust

Chez Roux tea party to raise funds for children’s charity during Kelso Civic Week

Published: June 30, 2015

Celebrity Chef Albert Roux’s Borders restaurant is to raise a teacup to the Teapot Trust this month by hosting a tea party in its honour.

Guests can enjoy a luxury afternoon tea with artisan sandwiches and freshly baked scones with Albert Roux’s Jam and Clotted Cream, alongside other delightful delicacies at the Roxburghe Hotel and Golf Course next Tuesday (14 July).

All proceeds from the ticketed event will be donated to the charity which provides art therapy for children with chronic illnesses across Scotland and the UK alongside a matched donation from the hotels management company Inverlochy Castle Management International (ICMI).

Chef Albert Roux OBE, KFO, head of the famous cooking dynasty behind the UK’s first triple Michelin Stared restaurant said: “It is a pleasure to be able to support the Teapot Trust and the incredible work they do for children across Scotland and the UK.

“Not only will tea party guests be able to enjoy a delicious treat during Kelso Civic Week, they will also play a vital role in supporting a very special and important cause.”

The Teapot Trust delivers support to children with long term health conditions across Scotland through providing art therapists for sick children in medical settings, with a particular focus on children suffering from rheumatological conditions such as arthritis and SLE Lupus.

Laura Young, founder of the charity said, “Last year, the charity provided art therapy to 3,528 children across Scotland and the UK. With continued support from businesses such as Chez Roux, the Roxburghe Hotel & Golf Course and ICMI we will be able to expand to the Borders’ General Hospital, this autumn, to deliver art therapy to the children attending the Rheumatology Clinics there.”

“The fundraising tea party is a great opportunity to have fun with family and friends during Kelso Civic Week while also knowing that your donations will help children who regularly have to attend hospital.”

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• The tea party will run from 1.30pm – 5pm and will be served throughout the Roxburghe Hotel & Golf Course. Tickets cost £15 per person and can be purchased directly from the hotel, 01573 450 331.

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