1957 Group Festive Afternoon Tea


Our 1957 Group recently held a ‘Sip & Shop’ afternoon tea to help raise funds towards their fundraising goals.

Spreading a little Christmas cheer, stalls from local businesses, parents, and former pupils, were set up in our Kingarth Street Assembly Hall, for an afternoon of festive fun.

Beautifully decorated with a Christmas tree, twinkling lights and stunning floral arrangements, all kindly provided by Big Day Events and our newest 1957 Group members Ashlea Reid and Stephanie Canó, over 90 parents and friends of Hutchie were in attendance.

Not only were the cocktails and mocktails fantastic, but what made the event even more special was the person who made them – Former Pupil and Head Boy Ed Corrie (C2001). Although Ed is indeed a trained and licensed mixologist, it was great to hear how he is doing in life after Hutchie as a screen actor and in his current role in River City. The school creates a strong sense of belonging that goes beyond the school years, and creates a strong sense of community. This sense of belonging was undoubtedly demonstrated by Ed in his enthusiasm to be so central to the success of the 1957 Group Afternoon Tea, and also apparent in other former pupils who attended and volunteered to help.

Whilst an afternoon of boutique shopping, cocktails/mocktails and festive music by a string trio was enjoyed, the event also raised almost £3,000 towards the 1957 Group’s fundraising goals for the school year. Santa even popped by for a visit!

Thank you to everyone who attended, and to Big Day Events for the floral arrangements and stage decor, Molly Ann’s Candles at Twelve, Stuart Brown Photography, Rachel McTavish, Aggie’s Homemade Chutney, Uiltjie Crafts and Jams, Tori Lane Boutique, and Claire’s Treats & Sweets for all the wonderful stalls. Special thanks to Ashlea and Stephanie for their generosity, effort, and enthusiasm going all out to create a wonderful event which was a delight for all in attendance. Kindly donating a fully decorated 12 ft Christmas tree to the Primary School, hot food and all cocktails and mocktails for the day, along with coordinating the first ever 1957 Group Stall with Hutchie Christmas baubles, with all proceeds going to the 1957 Group fundraising efforts.

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