A grateful Mum from Blarney is organising a family-friendly Afternoon Tea event at Vienna Woods Country House Hotel, Glanmire, on Sunday 15th July from 2-5pm in aid of the Neo Natal Unit at Cork University Maternity Hospital (CUMH).

Karen O’Brien Halpin gave birth to twins at 23 weeks. Sadly, her son Bren passed away after just 10 days but her ‘warrior princess’ Elsie, survived and is thriving, thanks to the phenomenal work by the Neo Natal Unit.

The event, “High Tea with Elsie and Friends” is being organised to raise much needed funds for the Neo-Natal Unit, which is a registered charity.  Moms, dads, kids, family and friends are all welcome.

Guests on the day will enjoy a delicious Afternoon Tea of sweet and savoury treats with prosecco and hear from sleep expert Lucy Wolfe who will offer up some useful tips! There will be hair and makeup tips with Parlour 21 and of course plenty to entertain the little ones with baby, toddler and child friendly games, including Baby Sensory, Solid Start, mini-musicians and bounce box entertainment, face painting and more. A raffle will round off the afternoon in style with a chance to win great prizes and support such a fantastic cause!

Tickets are priced at €30 for adults for afternoon tea with prosecco, €6 for Children who will enjoy sausages or nuggets, chips and a 99 ice-cream! Babies/toddlers are free to attend and can avail of a complimentary baby bowl if required.

Advance booking is required on https://elsieshightea.eventbrite.ie , and there is also the option to donate for anyone who cannot attend but would still like to support this good cause.