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High Chai Tea Party – The benefits of charity

March 20, 2018

 

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Who doesn’t love tea parties? Personally, they are probably one of my favourite things to do, get together with my girls, drink nice tea and eat cake. That sounds like a pretty perfect afternoon. Well, what happens when you add a bit of charity, and dress-up to the equation? You get a High Chai Tea Party!

I was recently invited to a High Chai Tea Party event to raise awareness and money for the current situation in Rohingya. The event was held at Redbridge Town Hall. It was a day filled with dressing up, tea, cake, fundraising and a little award for the best dressed.

I believe it is so important to be able to get together and be able to share our concerns and talk about ways in which we can help the Rohingya refugees. And part of the fundraising was about that. There was a representative from a charity called Muslim Hands who spoke a little about a personal experience she came across recently.

The story the representative told really touched the whole room. I could feel the goosebumps run through me as she told it. It was a personal thing that had happened to her quite recently. And the end result of her hardship was positive because of the charitable deeds she had done.

And while she was doing her talk, she had stressed the fact that the people in Rohingya really need our help. But what I loved was the way that she helped us to see how giving in charity will not only help the person we donate to, BUT, it will also benefit us. And it will benefit us in ways we cannot even imagine.

Giving not only makes the person you gave to feel good, it also makes you feel good too. When you give something to someone that needs it, it automatically makes you feel like you’ve done something great.

Another reason I feel that giving something in charity is beneficial to us is that it makes US feel grateful. It helps us to understand how much we actually have. The very basic things that some people strive to get on a daily basis, we have without even thinking about it. So reminding ourselves of our blessings and remembering to be grateful for what we have, can all stem from giving charity.

Gratitude is a very important aspect of living a life of contentment.

It’s important for us to remember those that have less than us. But also remember to help them. To give from our hearts with the correct intention. And because if the tables were turned, we would want someone to give to us out of the goodness of their heart too.

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After the fundraising, we were then served tea, sandwiches and desserts. I have to admit, the desserts and cupcakes not only looked amazing on display, they also tasted delicious too.

We were absolutely stunned by the beautiful way the desserts were presented. Everything complimented each other. It was all very wonderfully decorated. (As you can see from all of the pictures).

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In particular, I loved the blue and blush pink of the hall. They are not really colours I have seen used in a huge hall before. Which is probably why they stood out so much and looked so stunning too!

The flowers, the table decor, the hall and the colours all looked amazing together. It was definitely a good choice for a high tea party. And the small touches such as the flower wall on the stage were just perfect! We obviously ended up taking selfies at the flower wall!

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It was a very beautiful event. The whole day, from the food to the decor was stunning. And a big thing I have taken away with me is that charity is not only for the person receiving it, but it is also for the person giving. Both the giver and receiver gain a lot from it.

The event was organised by @high_chai_sisters check out their Instagram if you would like to see more.

 

10 Comments

  • Jamila Jones

    April 18, 2018 at 9:05 am

    It looks so regal and very well done and put together. Charity is very close to my heart and It is a form of worship, it purifies your money and allows good to come back to you, and I think its one of the easy forms of worship and it does not just have to be given money, anything of value to you can be given in charity, your smile, your time, helping someone. If you are giving and helping others for the sake of Allah its charity. I have held several functions myself to help in a good cause but this is so nicely done. I love the cards they had on the table very nice touch.

  • Nida Monis

    April 19, 2018 at 5:41 am

    wow SubhanAllah not just beautiful photos but such an AMAZING cause. There is nothing beautiful than giving back.

  • Noor

    April 19, 2018 at 8:06 am

    Great capture of the memories on this beautiful event that’s why I agree with you. I love the theme, decorations, settings and style. I would love to attend such campaigns which I hope I can come across here in Dubai. Great post!

  • Lubna

    April 19, 2018 at 12:52 pm

    Beautiful thought…nice event and love the concept…its been ages since I had a event like this at house…missing good old days…everything in pics look beautiful…

  • Farhana

    April 20, 2018 at 5:55 pm

    Salam. It’d be great if you’d shared what you learned about the Rohyngyas at the party and the insights of the personal experience of the Muslim Hand representative.

  • Muslimah_mina

    April 21, 2018 at 6:43 am

    Wow! The high tea setting looks amazing and love that it’s for an amazing cause. I think we have s few similar events in Doha but never gilt a chance to attend one. Would surely love to dress up and do one of these girly meet ups it’s so much fun and so necessary to break from routine.

  • Hafsa

    April 21, 2018 at 8:07 pm

    Sounds like a well organised event for such an important cause! I love afternoon teas! jazakAllah for the reminder of giving to others!

  • Elizabeth

    April 22, 2018 at 11:22 am

    Alhamdulillah, jazakillahkhayr for this. I have never felt comfortable with the notion of ‘posh’ events for charity. Yet I feel strongly that good deeds should benefit everyone in the process, if Allah wills. Masha’Allah, you have given me insight into what seems to have been an excellent event, Allahu alem, and my mind is less closed to the good of ‘high end’ fundraisers. It sounds like that talk was fantastic, and, subhanAllah, I feel a longing increase my part in good company and good, charitable action, insha’Allah. Thank you.

  • Yousra Naeem

    April 24, 2018 at 8:42 am

    Wow what a setting. Look at all that pretty good😍 Plus the decor💯 I haven’t attend a charity event so far but if any opportunity in future comes, I will definitely be going because you learn so much & obviously we all know how much important it is to give in whatever form. Thank you for sharing!

  • Yousra Naeem

    April 24, 2018 at 8:42 am

    *pretty food

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