THE Padthaway/Keppoch Auxiliary for Novita Children's Services hosted tea and scones in a beautiful setting on October 14.
Part of the group's fundraising efforts for the year, about 100 guests gathered at Valleyview Gardens in Padthaway to enjoy the ladies' devonshire garden party.
President Anne Emerson said just over $2000 was raised for the organisation.
"We were pretty pleased with the result, being a morning tea...people were very generous.
"This is the 24th year the Padthaway auxiliary has been in existence and we have always held events but they are usually a bit bigger.
"This time we decided to do something a bit smaller."
Throughout the day there were a number of competitions and raffles as well as a produce stall.
Novita community relations coordinator Anthea Muir attended and Nolans Road Organics founder Dee Nolan was the special guest speaker.
A third generation farmer, she grew up on a property just out of Naracoorte before embarking on an overseas career in the media industry.
She shared her experiences as an award-winning journalist and editor working in magazines and newspapers in Melbourne, Sydney, London and New York.
Nowadays Ms Nolan produces certified organic extra virgin olive oil and breeds heritage sheep.
Her first book "A Food Lover's Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela" was recognised as one of the best culinary travel books in the world in the 2010 Gourmand World Cooks Awards.
She is in the process of writing her second book which is scheduled for publication next year.
Novita Children's Services has been one of the largest providers of quality services to children living with disability and special needs for 75 years.
The not-for-profit organisation supports children and young people throughout their childhood and adolescent years in Adelaide, regional SA and beyond.