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Raise High Tea: Inaugural Melbourne Event

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High tea and bubbly for a worthy cause
High Tea is that wonderful meal, when it is not time for a meal! Generally, on before lunch or after lunch, this tradition originated in England in the mid-1700's. Back then, it was an afternoon meal that was generally taken between 3.00 pm and 4.00 pm.

Initially, it was a meal for a working person and was eaten standing up or sitting on stools. These stools were high in height, and from this came the word "high"!

Over the years, this became something for the social calendar of ladies and gentleman of the period, rather than a meal for a working person.

Often this was taken for the wealthier people when they were on their way to the theatre or opera.


Eventually, it spread to around the world and gradually it evolved into what it is nowadays - a meal which can virtually be served at any time! Generally, the same types of food are served with the recent edition of macrons ion many of the menus.

If you have never been to a high tea, why not treat yourself to this one, as the money is going to a good cause.

This one will be on Tuesday 23rd October 2018, from 11:30 am - 2:30 pm. It will be held at The Hotel Windsor, 111 Spring Street, Melbourne. They describe this high tea as an event where you will have "some nibbles, bubbles and knowledge."

This is a slightly different high tea, as there will be an MC and the high tea will be put on by RAISE.

It will be during National Youth Mentoring Week and will be a mid-week function where you can eat your high tea and sip on a glass of complimentary champagne. This will be a great opportunity to listen to speakers and ask any questions you may have on how to best support your teenager children.

Featuring as the Master of Ceremonies will be the wonderful Martine Harte. Martine is a very committed human rights advocate, who has been awarded the prestigious Melbourne Club Gold Quill Award for excellence. She established the platform Engaging Women in order to give voice to women and girls.

The other special guest for this event is Jules Allen. Jules was a contestant on the 2017 television program, Masterchef, but that's just a small part of her life! Jules was previously a child protection worker and over the years has fostered 31 children. She can, therefore, speak from experience, as she understands what a positive effect a mentor can have on the life of a young person who may be having problems.

Jules will be accompanied by an expert team of program counsellors and together they will look at the challenges faced by young Australians today. They will also delve into how their community and ourselves can help support them in their efforts and problems.

They will also be running some raffles at the high tea, with some great prizes to be won.


This is their first high tea, and you can get your tickets at this Humantix link. Please note that Humanitix will be donating the profits from all booking fees to Raise.

Cost of this event is just $79 per person, and know that your money will go to help teenagers. RAISE is a Youth Mentoring Foundation who support and empower young people to "become more resilient, capable and connected".

You can learn more about RAISE at their website.

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Why? For a fundraising high tea with bubbly
When: 23rd October 2018, 11:30 AM 2:30 PM
Where: The Windsor Hotel, 111 Spring St, Melbourne, VIC, 3000
Cost: $79
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