Cream teas at the Manor

Host & Bucks RABI committee vice-chair Linda Lear (left) with volunteers from the event[5156]

Last year’s event was arguably the best yet – but organisers of the annual Creslow Manor cream tea fundraiser will be pulling out all the stops to raise even more money for farming charity R.A.B.I on Sunday June 24th (3pm-6pm).

Creslow Manor in Whitchurch, Aylesbury, is the former grazing ground for the Royal Table and dates back to the 13th century. Owners Brian and Linda Lear have hosted this annual cream tea event since 2010, with R.A.B.I’s Buckinghamshire committee working hard to improve things year on year. Around £4,000 was raised in 2017.

The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (R.A.B.I) is farming’s oldest and largest charity. Every year, R.A.B.I gives out grants of around £2 million to farming people of all ages in financial hardship.

Jenni Green, R.A.B.I South Central regional manager, said: ‘We gave out grants of more than £14,000 in Buckinghamshire in 2017.  We’re fortunate to have a hard-working and talented committee of voluntary fundraisers who do so much to promote our cause.’

Good weather meant drinks could be enjoyed on the Creslow Manor lawns last year and the Buckinghamshire committee ran a raffle and an auction, with some impressive prizes up for grabs, including a beautiful painting of a cow. Guests were also asked to guess the number of balloons in a car for the chance to win a professional valet, courtesy of Aylesbury Honda.

Jenni added: ‘I’m delighted that Barclays will be supporting this year’s event. It’s been a long winter and spring has come late, forcing many farming families to struggle. Events like this really do help us to make a difference to people’s lives.’


Tickets cost £6 for adults, £3 for children aged six-12 and fives and under go free. Call Jenni Green on 07919 478518 or email


Host and Bucks R.A.B.I. committee vice-chair Linda Lear (left) with volunteers from the event

June 5, 2018