COTSWOLD residents are invited to a special charity tea party in Broadway next month.

A selection of sandwiches, cupcakes and scones with jam and clotted cream will be served at Foxhill Manor on Tuesday, May 6 to raise money for Stroud-based charity, Meningitis Now.

And there will be entertainment from Gloucestershire magician, Richard Parsons, along with a raffle with Cotswolds prizes including hotel stays, afternoon teas and restaurant dinners.

The tea party is organised by Victoria Wills, owner of The Chipping Norton Tea-Set, and Mette Poynton of The Cotswold Concierge, a personal guide to the Cotswolds.

Mrs Wills, who lost her niece to meningococcal meningitis and septicaemia 26 years ago, said: “The worthy cause for this year's Cotswolds Charity Tea Party is Meningitis Now.

"All of the proceeds from this event will go to helping the work Meningitis Now do specifically in The Cotswolds.

"Their vision is a future where no one will lose their life to meningitis and everyone affected gets the support they need to rebuild their lives.”

The Chipping Norton Tea-Set is offering 45 minutes time slots for the afternoon tea which can be booked from noon till 3 pm.

Tickets are £17. To book, email or visit