TWO days of feasting on tea and cake in Windermere raised more than £800 for charity.

A tea party at Windermere Preparatory School was followed by afternoon tea at the Cedar Manor Hotel, both events organised by hotel owner Caroline Kaye.

The money will fund research into the causes and possible cures for lupus, a condition suffered by Caroline’s 21-year-old daughter Natalie.

Caroline is also in training for the Great North Run for the cause.

The school party raised more than £400 thanks to the generosity of parents, teachers and friends, many of whom donated cakes.

The baking for the hotel afternoon tea was done by sous chef Michael Vango, along with friends of Caroline and her husband Jonathan. It raised more than £380.

Lupus is a chronic and presently-incurable illness of the immune system, a condition in which the body’s defence mechanism begins to attack itself.