' 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.
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.
Scone Time in Cooroy - Image: Scone Time FB
And now we are being blessed with another new location for Scone Time, to be held in Buderim at the historical War Memorial Hall. With Buderim Ginger
, The Ginger Factory
, Rotary Club of Buderim
, 4556 Chamber of Commerce
, Strawberry Fields
, Montville Coffee
, Cedar Creek Farm Bushfoods
and the Free Ranging Chef
contributing to rocking out the scones and jam, Scone Time in Buderim is going to be kicking off to a fabulous start of decadently divine fresh scones, jam and lashings of delectable whipped cream.
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
for the Buderim Scone Time
, includes morning tea of scones with tea or freshly brewed Noosa black coffee | $8;
Sponsorship $25 or $50:
an opportunity to contribute to the ongoing subsidisation of providing morning tea at a reasonable price. Contributions will be acknowledged.
To purchase General Admission tickets to Scone Time Buderim or to sponsor this very worthy cause, please follow this highlighted link.
Reigniting life into the fabulous old halls of the Sunshine Coast - Images: Sconetime 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!
Images as indicated