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A recipe for friendship

Errol Richardson, Aimee Russell, Martin Duncan, Donna Niazov and Brenda Bailey are preparing for the launch of Sconetime Buderim this June


A recipe for friendship

Sconetime is coming to Buderim and Nambour, offering connection over a cuppa and a tasty scone.

Buderim and Nambour residents will soon have the chance to enjoy a fresh scone, a cup of tea and friendship with two new Sconetime events to launch this month.

Buderim War Memorial Hall will host the town’s first Sconetime on June 17 and Sconetime Nambour is set to launch at Nambour Tram Terminus on June 18.

Sunshine Coast Foodie Martin Duncan began Sconetime in Cooroy in 2018 to reduce the feeling of social isolation for the elderly in the community.

“I first had the idea of Sconetime after watching a video about a 96-year young woman who combatted loneliness and disconnect by regularly attending a morning tea,” Mr Duncan says.

“Sconetime creates meaningful community connections where seniors in our community come together with family and business owners over fresh hot scones loaded with homemade jam and loads of freshly whipped cream.”

After successful events in Cooroy, Caloundra and the Glass House Mountains, Mr Duncan says the Buderim and Nambour communities have jumped on board to help make these new events a reality.

“Sconetime Buderim is with Buderim Ginger, The Ginger Factory, 4556 Chamber of Commerce, Aimee Provence, Montville Coffee and Sunshine Coast Foodie.

“Sconetime Nambour is with Reimagine Nambour, Nambour Chamber of Commerce, Fig in Sun Cafe, Montville Coffee and Sunshine Coast Foodie.”

Mr Duncan is also hoping other communities around Australia will adopt Sconetime and has set up a Go Fund Me page to help him meet and engage with interested towns.

“I would love to help others around Australia with Sconetime reconnecting their community,” he says.

Funds raised will allow Mr Duncan to travel beyond the Sunshine Coast region and help purchase table linen, crockery, scone ingredients, tea, coffee and venue hire for events.

For tickets to Buderim Sconetime go to

For tickets to Nambour Sconetime go to

To support Sconetime visit and search ‘Sconetime’.

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