We were absolutely thrilled to hear that Rachel Gillon’s Fabulous Summer Tea Party has successfully raised over £1,000 for Horatio’s Garden Scotland in Glasgow! 

The incredible total is a real testament to Rachel’s dedication, kindness and effort, as well as the generosity of her friends, family and neighbours who relished attending her events. 

Holding two tea parties, one on Thursday 26th August and one on Saturday 28th August, everyone who joined Rachel thoroughly enjoyed being able to catch up in person following the lifting of Coronavirus restrictions, with the days made even better by fortunately fantastic weather. 

Ahead of both occasions, Rachel spent many an hour polishing china, baking and gardening, ensuring everything was suitably shiny, delicious and green in preparation for welcoming her guests. Her commitment to every last detail was most certainly worth it, with Rachel’s stunning garden looking its very best and the cakes looking equally beautiful; indeed, it soon became clear they were too tempting for anyone to resist!


Being the author of a successful blog, A Wee Pinch of Sugar, everyone savoured the opportunity to indulge in a fair few of Rachel’s recipes, whilst it also became clear that an appreciation for good food runs in the family. On the Saturday, Rachel’s Mum got involved in the baking fun, making her famous empire biscuits en masse. Naturally, being the best in Scotland (if not the world), they went down a storm! 


Each event was also rather poignant for Rachel and her loved ones, as they decided to support Horatio’s Garden Scotland in particular after it was a “much needed lifeline during a very difficult time” for them all last year. With those joining her knowing how much the charity meant to Rachel, everyone donated as much as they possibly could both on the day and on her dedicated Facebook fundraising page. 

We are so grateful to Rachel for being so thoughtful and for hosting two truly lovely Fabulous Summer Tea Parties. We wish her, her family and all her guests well and hope they look back upon the occasion as fondly as we will.