AN afternoon tea party has been held in aid of a mental health charity.

Sarah Gell, from Winsford, raised £261 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.

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Sarah Gell and her husband Colin

"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."

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A selection of homemade cakes, scones and sandwiches were served

Sarah served a selection of cakes and sandwiches at Meadowbank Social Club.

The event is called Tea for Two, Don't Mind If I Do attracted a lot of support from the community.

"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, were served throughout the afternoon.

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

Sarah would like to thank everyone for their support.