Store backing sweet campaign

The Pudding Parlour's owners, Kristy Giblin and Greg Small, are delighted to be The Sick Childrens Trusts regional partner for the campaign.
The Pudding Parlour's owners, Kristy Giblin and Greg Small, are delighted to be The Sick Childrens Trusts regional partner for the campaign.
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The Pudding Parlour is teaming up with The Sick Children’s Trust to get chocola-tea to raise money for families with seriously ill children in hospital.

One of the dessert boutique’s stores is in Morpeth and staff there are asking customers to take part in the Big Chocolate Tea during the last week of April.

This is the charity’s biggest annual fund-raiser, which raises money to support families with free Home from Home accommodation when their children are seriously ill in hospital.

It runs two such facilities at the Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI) and Freeman Hospital, both in Newcastle.

People can take part in the initiative by requesting a free fund-raising pack and holding an event with their favourite sweet treats and home bakes on offer.

The Pudding Parlour, run by brother and sister team Greg Small and Kristy Giblin, is The Sick Children’s Trust’s regional partner for the campaign.

Kristy said: “We are proud to be supporters of the Big Chocolate Tea.

“As big fans of all things chocolate here at The Pudding Parlour, we’re the first to advocate for a chocolate-filled event, but more importantly we know that the money raised will go to a fabulous cause.

“As well as asking customers to hold their own event, during the last week in April there will be special offers, freebies and Big Chocolate Tea themed cupcakes and treats at our stores – of which all profits go to The Sick Children’s Trust.”

For more information and to request your fund-raising pack, visit www.sickchildrenstrust.org/bigchoctea
Campaigns and appeals manager for The Sick Children’s Trust, Caroline O’Doherty, said: “We’re delighted to announce The Pudding Parlour as our official regional partner for the North East.

“By getting involved with the Big Chocolate Tea this April and raising at least £30, you could support a family for one night at a Home from Home at the RVI or Freeman Hospital.”