This month it’s time to get together with your favourite people this summer and host a tea party in aid of Breast Cancer Care. The charity’s Strawberry Tea campaign runs from 1 June to 31 August and raises money to support the 50,000 people who are diagnosed with breast cancer every year in the UK.
From the comfort of your own front room or back garden, to the local park or office canteen, anywhere goes for a Strawberry Tea. All you need to do is buy or bake some cakes, add some British strawberries, put the kettle on and away you go. A donation from your guests will make a real difference to the lives of people affected by breast cancer.
In the UK, someone is diagnosed with breast cancer every 10 minutes. However big or small your Strawberry Tea event, every penny raised will enable Breast Cancer Care to continue providing free expert information and professional support to anyone affected.
Register now for a free Strawberry Tea fundraising pack full of ideas and tips to make your event the highlight of the summer. Visit www.breastcancercare.org.uk/
Need some recipe inspiration?
Classic Victoria sandwich cake
Serves 8. Preparation time: 30 minutes. Cooking time: 20 minutes
For the Victoria cake
175 g (6 oz) butter, at room temperature
175 g (6 oz) caster sugar
Grated rind of 1 lemon
175 g (6 oz) self-raising flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
3 medium eggs, beaten
150 g (5 oz) strawberries, hulled, sliced
3 tablespoons strawberry jam
150 ml (1/4 pint) double cream
4 strawberries to decorate, halved, hulls left on
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