FOR the past five years Claire MacCormack and Julie Longman have been pouring the teas for others to raise money for charities.
Through coffee and tea mornings around Portchester, the pair have raised £2,300 split equally between the Fire Fighters Charity and cancer charities.
But as a thank you, the members of Portchester’s retained crew returned the favour for once at their station.
Steve Turp, the station’s Fire Fighters Charity representative, said: ‘Claire and Julie have raised an amazing amount of money for The Fire Fighters Charity. We wanted to thank them for all their efforts and thought it would be appropriate that we provided the tea this time!’