CINEMAGOERS got more than they bargained for at Bolton’s Cineworld.

Customers enjoyed cupcakes, scones and hot drinks at a vintage tea party in aid of Bolton Hospice, on Friday night at the Astley Bridge complex, as part of the hospice’s Bake-a-thon which continues this week.

It is the first time hospice fundraisers have run a Bake-a-thon, which coincided with National Baking Week.

Bolton bakers Little Poppet Cakes provided the treats which were sold in the cinema foyer.

Meanwhile, Polka Dots and Pearls provided bunting and decorations for a vintage-style tea party upstairs, complete with old-fashioned china crockery.

So far, the cinema has raised £311 for the hospice, with more to come from collection buckets.

Supervisor Courtney Butler said: “It went really well and we sold nearly all the cakes.

Upstairs people paid for a table and they got three cakes and a pot of tea, there were a couple of elderly ladies who loved it.

“Wewere really happy to get on board. I think it’s something we would do again but would tie it in with a more suitable film that suits the age range of peoplewho would go to a tea party. Paranormal Activity was showing so we had lots of teenagers in, but they seemed to like the cakes.”