Why I got involved in The Big Tea Cosy

Having had breast cancer and gone through various stages of surgery and treatment, it is a cause dear to my heart. The services provided by Breast Cancer Haven are an excellent resource for people diagnosed with breast cancer and their families. 

When I received information about the Big Tea Cosy, I thought the campaign looked really simple, fun and exciting and I really wanted to get involved. I asked my friend to help organise the tea party.

How I raised money on the day
We raised money by charging £5* per person to join us for an afternoon tea with an Indian twist.  We also had a ‘tea’ related quiz and a raffle. 

(*In hindsight we could easily have charged double as many of the ladies commented on how little we charged).

How we made our event special
We had an Indian theme, so along with a traditional English Afternoon Tea (scones + cakes), we also offered guests an opportunity to experience an Indian Afternoon Tea which included masala chai (spiced tea), vegetable pakoras and a selection of Indian bites.

I invited mostly friends from my gym and a few other friends and neighbours.

The most memorable part of the event
The most memorable bit for me was the dressing up. Many of the guests joined me in wearing a saree and bindi which we provided to add to the Indian theme.

Letting people know about the event
We promoted the event almost entirely through Facebook. We created an event page and invited our friends. This got people talking about the event. I also managed to secure some attendees by speaking about the face-to-face with people. 


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