Can You Help Buxton Take The World Cup For The Biggest Ever Cream Tea?

Kedleston Road campus 504x257 Can You Help Buxton Take The World Cup For The Biggest Ever Cream Tea?

Date posted: 26 November 2013

A 13-year-old who has been inspired to cook by a junior chef's course at the University of Derby Buxton is planning the World's Largest Cream Tea event.

Sid Morris and his friend Daniel Clayton, who are in Year Nine at Buxton Community School, have joined forces with the University to try and get into the Guinness Book of Records by hosting a cream tea in the Dome - and all they need now are 431 paying guests to take the title!

Hospitality students will be making the scones and serving the tea in the Dome, organised by their colleagues studying event management, with University Business Development Manager Christine Sweetmore in charge.

Sid and Daniel came up with the idea to raise money for a trip next year to Ghana, where they will help a village to install a rain water harvesting system as part of a school partnership project.

But they need your help in getting the numbers up to the world record level - which currently stands at 430 people at one sitting!

"Christine has been brilliant - really helpful," said Sid's mum Denise who approached the University about holding it there.

The boys need to raise £2,000 each to go on the 10-day trip organised by Buxton Community School and Partner Ghana, an educational and development aid charity.

Sid, who has been on the Saturday morning Junior Chef course for the last three years, said he would like to be a chef when he grows up.

"It's really good," he said. "You get to make great stuff like profiteroles, doughnuts, roast beef and Yorkshire pudding and all that kind of thing."

The World's Largest Cream Tea is at the Dome on the 24th November from 2.30pm to 4.30pm, with music by the Round Midnight jazz trio.

Tickets are available, priced at £6.00 each, from the University's reception desk, Hargreaves shop in Spring Gardens, the Green Pavilion florist, Yannie's Hair Boutique on the Market Place and the boys' own website,

For further press information please contact:

John Phillips, University of Derby Buxton Community Liaison Officer
Direct dial: 01298 330461

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