AN afternoon tea party is being held to raise funds for a mental health charity.

Sarah Gell, from Winsford, is hosting the event to support Mid Cheshire Mind.

"I've chosen Mind because I think that work needs to be done to remove the stigma that's still associated with mental health illnesses," said Sarah, 41, who works as a risk analyst in financial services for the Bank of America in Chester.

"I have suffered with depression for a number of years and while attitudes are changing, work still needs to be done.

"I moved to Winsford a year ago and love the community feel the place has."

Sarah will be serving a selection of cakes and sandwiches at Meadowbank Social Club on Sunday, August 25.

The event is called Tea for Two, Don't Mind If I Do.

"Baking is a passion," added Sarah. "My grandma used to bake with me and my sisters when we were growing up."

Sandwiches, scones, jam, cream and a selection of cake bites, with tea or coffee, for two people is £10 a ticket.

A junior version is available for £7.

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Local businesses have generously donated raffle prizes including a meal for two at the Red Lion, vouchers for hair, nail and brow treatments, reflexology and handmade items.

Anyone wishing to buy tickets or donate raffle prizes can email