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Time for scones

Sconetime volunteers Karen McNamara and Olivia Sainsbury


Time for scones

Martin Duncan created Sconetime to help connect the community, and now these much-loved events are back for 2022.

The smell of freshly baked scones and brewed coffee will soon fill halls across the Sunshine Coast as a much-loved event makes its return for 2022.

Sunshine Coast Foodie Martin Duncan believes everyone has a connection to scones and has always used the popular treat to connect people.

When he owned dessert cafes in Brisbane, he would host monthly catch-ups with local traders, eventually creating Sconetime to help reduce the feeling of social isolation for the elderly in the community.

He says the events are a wonderful opportunity for Sunshine Coast seniors, along with their carers, companions and family to connect.

Martin Duncan

“We are very excited to bring Sconetime back,” Mr Duncan says. “It’s really important to reconnect our 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.

“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.”

Sconetime Caloundra is happening on May 25 from 10 am at the CWA Hall at 17 Kalinga Street. Then, on June 9 from 10am, it will take place at Bankfoot House in Beerwah.

For tickets to Caloundra Sconetime go to

For tickets to the Beerwah Sconetime event go to To keep up to date with ongoing events, visit

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