CREAM teas and sunshine were the icing on top of the cake for a charity’s celebratory garden party.
The Apuldram Centre, a charity for adults with learning difficulties, held its 25th anniversary celebrations on Sunday.
Despite event organisers worrying they wouldn’t get their usual support – a sign advertising the event was accidentally destroyed by the council – there were dozens of people enjoying live music, stalls, and plenty of scones.
Jane Kilby, general manager at the Apuldram Centre, said: “We had a wonderful day for it. The weather was lovely.
“We were so well supported by everyone and it was a lovely party to celebrate our 25 years.
“We raised more than £3,000 on the day and we did about 240 cream teas. It was a long day for everyone, but everyone mucked in.
“We made about £1,000 on the auction and tombola alone. Everything we auctioned off had been donated by local businesses or restaurants. Everybody enjoyed it.”
Visitors enjoyed plant stalls, bric a brac and crafts – while others simply soaked up the sun.
The celebrations marked the first of the centre’s summer events, with Apulstock Music Festival set to take place at Church Farm, Bosham in July.
The centre, which relies on volunteers and fundraising, provides day care and encourages adults to become more independent.