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New friends, an ol’ chinwag and a cuppa
From 'Woop-Woop' to 'Timbuktu' and everywhere in between, Scone Time is taking off like a wild steam train, with local communities jumping on board in support of local Sunshine Coast Foodie, Martin Duncan, the powerhouse behind Scone Time - a community morning tea held every month at various venues around the Sunshine Coast.
Sunshine Coast Foodie with some of Buderim's favourite business owners - Image: Scone Time FB
After watching an interview with a 96 year old UK resident, who, with no family remaining, decided to involve herself with a local charity that hosted tea parties for seniors, Martin Duncan, renowned Sunshine Coast Foodie, realised that isolation with the elderly is a worldwide issue. Add to that, the many heritage community halls on the Sunshine Coast, that in their heyday used to come alive on Saturday nights for dances, special events and weddings and voilà, the dawning of an innovative union - creating social experiences for the 'young-at-heart', in unique historical locations.
Scone Time initially started in 2018 in the Cooroy Memorial Hall and today is an established, successful event with strong, regular attendance. Scone Time has subsequently moved onto Montville Village Hall, Bankfoot House in the Glass House Mountains, Caloundra and Nambour Tram Terminus, ensuring that all local residents can participate in a fun monthly social outing and a good ol' chinwag. Besides breathing life into historical 'old' buildings, Scone Time helps the 'never-too-old' to feel more connected to their community.
Local companies are invited to contribute financially to help subsidise the cost of a Scone Time monthly gathering in their local area. Alternatively, local business can donate time (volunteering or table hosting) or simply pay it forward for a guest (and carer) to attend one of these social get-togethers, as a one-off attendance. By involving local companies, it is hoped that these events will generate a positive social outcome in the community and enough income to cover the running costs, to ensure ongoing success.
A great idea to get in from the beginning and sponsor the very first Scone Time in Buderim - Image: Sunshine Coast Foodie FB
Sponsored by Sunshine Coast Council and Sunshine Coast Foodie (Martin Duncan), Scone Time is designed to reignite life into the fabulous old halls of the Sunshine Coast, as well as providing a social opportunity for the older and wiser amongst us, along with carers, companions and family to establish a regular monthly fun social event. Making new friends and a good cuppa is the best way to start anybody's day!
Bookmark the date, it's going to be fab! Image: Sunshine Coast Foodie FB
At only $8 per person, bookmark the date and make sure to get tickets for mum, dad, pop, nan and all the neighbours too, to come along for a scrumptious morning tea of freshly baked homemade scones, embellished with dollops of fresh cream and scrumptious jam!