PEOPLE who love afternoon tea are next month (May 2022) invited by a farm shop in Somerset for its 25th Anniversary Afternoon Chari-Tea in aid of a national dementia charity based in the county.

Rumwell Farm Shop is hosting the event on Thursday, May 19 from 3pm until 5pm to celebrate its quarter-century and to raise money for one of its charities of the year, Reminiscence Learning.

Anne Mitchell, joint owner of the farm shop, which is located on the A38 between Taunton and Wellington, said: “We would like to invite people from the area to our very special Afternoon Anniversary Chari-Tea.

"This is to help us celebrate our 25th birthday and to also raise money for Reminiscence Learning, which is dedicated to responding to individual and community needs, specialising in dementia care, activity, and reminiscence.

"One pound from each ticket sale will go to Reminiscence Learning. The tea will be served on vintage crockery and the café will be decorated with tablecloths, flowers and cake stands to really give the English afternoon tea feel.”

Reminiscence Learning was created and founded in 2001 by Fiona Mahoney an Occupational Therapist (OT), who has experience in both physical and mental health.

Since its launch, the multi-award-winning national and regional charity, which is based in Wellington, has grown and changed in response to individual and community needs. It now specialises in dementia care, activity, and reminiscence.

The charity prides itself on being dynamic, forward thinking and innovative; putting the needs of the client and carer first and listening to their thoughts and requests.

Dementia Action Week was started by the Alzheimer’s Society and encourages people who are worried about dementia to confront their worries by addressing dementia directly and getting information and support.

There are currently 920,000 people with dementia in the UK and the number is set to rise to one million by 2024.

Staff at the farm shop have completed dementia training and its shop and café areas are now classed as dementia-friendly.

Rumwell Farm Shop is an independent, family-run, award-winning business owned by the Mitchell family.

It was originally a potato store, when David and Anne Mitchell began selling their potatoes and free-range eggs at the gate in 1997.

The Afternoon Anniversary Chari-Tea will take place at the Rumwell Cafe on Thursday, May 19 from 3pm until 5pm.

Booking is essential. Tickets are £19.95 for adults or £26.45 including a mini bottle of prosecco. Tickets for children cost £8.99.

Anyone wishing to book can visit

For more information call Rumwell Farm Shop, which is located in Rumwell between Taunton and Wellington, on 01823 461599 or visit