On Monday 27th February 2012, 30 members and helpers of the Datchet Monday Club attended an afternoon of entertainment and tea at The Timbralls, which was very much enjoyed by all our guests and the helpers, including Mr Darcy.
This event was the first in a series of events being organized by Eton College Staff, boys and wider community to help local charities and over 35 people were involved (with many more offers of help). The guests were provided with a sumptuous spread of afternoon tea in The Timbralls with friendly company, music and entertainment provided by boys. A master’s wife, Kate Jackson, played the harp during tea and gave the guests an interesting synopsis on this romantic instrument. Our guests were in no hurry to leave! As they left they were all given an OE report and calendar as a memento of their afternoon and more cake to take home.
This was an excellent example of community spirit within Eton College and we hope that future events will give other members of staff and the community an opportunity to be involved in a worthwhile cause.