BEEHIVES pre-school, Salcombe Brownies and Salcombe Rainbows recently held a tea party to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday.

The party included a cheque presentation for £100 to Clive Parsons and Jan Carter from the Friends of Redfern Health Centre through money donated by the children and their families.

Organiser of the party, Hazel Burkitt said: ‘It was an absolutely brilliant afternoon. Father Daniel French said Grace, and we all sang the National Anthem.

‘The children really enjoyed the tea party, and particularly the entertainment from local magician Billy Whizz.

‘The children were also presented with commemorative mugs to mark the occasion.

‘We try to encourage children to think of others and encourage them to give something back to local people and the community.

‘This is why we chose Redfern Health Centre - it is something that benefits everybody in the town.

‘I’d like to say thank you to the Salcombe Estuary Lodge for donating money, Salcombe Dairy Ice Cream for the ice cream, the Bakehouse for the scones and Tesco for the jam and cream.’