Get out the tea cups

Readers are being asked to host a Strawberry Tea party for Breast Cancer Care.
Readers are being asked to host a Strawberry Tea party for Breast Cancer Care.

The strawberry season has finally arrived and I’m writing to ask your readers to host a Strawberry Tea party for Breast Cancer Care – the only UK-wide specialist support charity. A Strawberry Tea is simple. Just spoil your guests with sweet treats, add some fragrant strawberries, keep the tea flowing and ask for a donation in return.

I believe my sister, Lynn, who had breast cancer, would have been delighted with a Strawberry Tea. She delighted in everything that life offers, from Scrabble to strawberries and she always used to mimic our mother Rachel: “It’s only a LITTLE sugar and a LITTLE cream and butter!”

So I say “Let’s start baking for a strawberry tea”. Through holding a Strawberry Tea for Breast Cancer Care you can ensure that everyone facing this devastating disease has someone to turn to for information and support. Whatever you raise will make a huge difference – just £2 provides a headscarf for a woman who has lost her hair during treatment.

To register go to www.breastcancercare.org.uk/kettle anytime before August 31, or call 0870 164 9422.

With love and best wishes.

Vanessa Redgrave CBE

Breast Cancer Care.