Monday, 30 November 2015

Tisbury adopts Charlie's Angels as their Communitea Cause!

Here at Beatons Tisbury we're delighted to introduce to 'Communitea Cause' for 2015/6 - the local Charity Charlie's Angels.

We'll be supporting Charlie's Angels for the next year and encourage all of our lovely customers to join us in supporting them when they order either of our two Communitea Cause drinks: Communitea Cause Chai Latte and Charlton Soda. You can read more about why we've set up this initiative here.

The charity was set up by the Burns family in memory of their son, ten year old Charlie Burns who died suddenly at night - a victim of  SUDEP (Sudden Unexpeted Death in Epilepsy).  Charlies Angels are currently supporting SUDEP Action, a smaller charities which does great work but isn't so well known nationally. Charlies Angels have initiated all kinds of wonderful charitable events.

We've already donated Afternoon High Tea for Two as an auction prize for the Sunflower Ball and look forward to continuing to support the charity through the remainder of this and next year.

To find out more about Charlie's Angels visit their website here and follow them on twitter @Charliefarley

We now understand a bit more about SUDEP and SUDEP Action .... 
'Epilepsy is one of the top-ten causes of early death.  Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy or SUDEP can often be traumatic for families and distressing for professionals, all of whom have questions.  
SUDEP Action, focus their efforts on the priorities that are important to bereaved families: To prevent deaths, to be supported and to be involved.

SUDEP Action has won national and international honours for their achievements to date, but recognise there is much more work to do. There are five key strands to their work:
•    Providing information on SUDEP and risk in epilepsy
•    Offering support when someone has died
•    Involving people to help effect change
•    Sponsoring research and education to prevent future deaths
•    Capturing data across the UK through the Epilepsy Deaths Register"

We look forward to supporting SUDEP Action through our support of Charlie's Angels and hope you'll be ordering lots of Communitea Cause Chai Latte and Charlton Sodas!

Beatons Central

Dorset's Only Children's Hospice is Beatons Blandford's Communitea Cause

Julia's House is Beatons Blandford's 'Communitea Cause' for 2015/2016 We're sure our Blandford Forum customers will be delighted to join us in supporting its sensitive work both in the community and at Julia's House in Corfe Mullen itself.

You can read how we'll be supporting them here - it's a new initiative for us which will apply across the Beatons group, supporting one special local charity each year, throughout the year.

What do Julia's House Do? 'Julia’s House is Dorset’s only hospice dedicated to children with life-limiting conditions. The majority of the children we care for are unlikely to live beyond the age of 18.
Complementing the work of the Julia’s House Community Team, which consists of nurses and carers who travel the county, the children’s hospice provides life-changing support for families both in their own homes and in the hospice itself. 
Receiving just 6 per cent of the money we need from the Government, Julia’s House relies on the Dorset community to help raise the remainder of our required income.'
To read more about what they do or get involved, click here. And don't forget to follow them on twitter: @Julias_House and visit one of their many charity shops - there's one in Blandford and they have over £4 million pounds to raise each year

Help us to raise a meaningful contribution to a heart-warming cause.

Beatons Central

Friday, 6 November 2015

Tea of the Month: Lapsang Souchong

Perfect for this time of year, it is said that lapsang souchong tea helps strengthen your immunity, protecting you from viruses that lead to colds, the flu or other diseases. 

Lapsang Souchong is a black fully fermented tea from China and, going by Liz Darcy Jones's description in 'Distinguished Leaves' (last few signed copies of the first edition available at all our units now)...
'Lapsang stirs at four, he lights his smoky
cigarette that tastes of all things slow and smells
of damp dark woods where pandas go...'

Lapsang is also said to burn fats faster and, therefore, helps you lose weight...ready to indulge in all the Christmassy treats we love!

Make time to come in and try this beautifully smoky tea, we're confident that you will add it to your favorites!

And remember you can enjoy this tea during the month of November at a lower price!

Beatons Bod: Charlotte, our hibernating Hedgehog in Tisbury!

Who are you and - if you're part of the team - what do you like/do you think you'll like best about your job?

I am Charlotte and I'm probably the strangest of the bunch here at Beatons! [You may well be surprised as you get to know us all better here, Charlotte! Ed.]

I love talking to people and that's what I love about working in the Tearooms in Tisbury, and the cakes, obviously!

What's your favourite edible or drinkable from our menu?
I adore the lemon and white chocolate cake, it happens to be the only chocolate I can eat, but it would be a favourite anyway!

And how about your favourite book from our shelves?
Being fairly new to the Beatons team, I have not had too much time to browse our selection of books yet, but one that jumped out to me was the Japanese coloring book, it really appeals to my inner creativity and love of cultural art.

Which of the ways we like to go about things at Beatons means most to you and why? I really love the fact that all of our delicious menu choices are homemade and the ingredients are bought in locally.

If you were an animal, what would you be?
I think that I would like to be a hedgehog, so that I could hibernate while it is cold and just come out to enjoy the sunshine! [Sounds ideal, but we need you working hard through these busy winter months, no sleeping on the job please! Ed.]

What do you like most about the most important person (or pet) in your life?
I appreciate all of my best friends, sadly I hardy get to talk to them or see them because they live so far away. But whenever we can get together, it's like we have never been apart!

Lastly, what are you most looking forward to in terms of Beatons' events or future plans?

In November we're adding a new cold drink to the menu, (it's very refreshing, I love it!) and we''ll be donating to our selected charity every time it is purchased along with one of our delicious hot drinks that we offer on the menu already.