February 2017 will see Breast Cancer Haven, the national breast cancer support charity, launch their nationwide fundraising campaign, ‘The Big Tea Cosy’.

 

Breast Cancer Haven are inviting everyone to take part in The Big Tea Cosy, embrace the cold weather, cosy up with friends and loved ones and ‘make a brew for breast cancer’ between 1-7 February 2017.

 

Breast Cancer Haven have made it easier than ever to host the best tea party in town with a fundraising pack filled to the brim with party ideas, invitations, decorations, a show-stopping recipe from Great British Bake Off Winner, Frances Quinn and a selection of gorgeous knitting patterns.  All you need to do is gather your guests and settle down to eat cake, have a cuppa and raise money to help fund the work of the Breast Cancer Haven’s much-needed support centres.

 

Frances Quinn, The Big Tea Cosy Ambassador and Great British Bake Off Winner, said:

“I am proud to be supporting Breast Cancer Haven’s Big Tea Cosy. February can be such a cold and miserable month so it is the perfect time to cosy up indoors with your friends or colleagues for a Big Tea Cosy party. It’s such an easy way to raise money for a great charity that will make a real difference to the lives of people affected by breast cancer.”

 

Pamela Healy OBE, Chief Executive of Breast Cancer Haven, said:

“This year, The Big Tea Cosy is going to be even cosier as we’ve teamed up with the world’s largest knitting supplier - LoveKnitting and their incredible knitters to create a range of exclusive knitting patterns. Tea pigs have provided tea bags for fundraising packs and Trumper’s Tea have created a special blend of tea to support Breast Cancer Haven.  Our visitors tell us that visiting Breast Cancer Haven makes them feel safe, welcomed and incredibly well supported and we think that The Big Tea Cosy campaign sums this up perfectly.”

 

 

Over 60,000 people a year in the UK are diagnosed with breast cancer. Breast Cancer Haven provides, completely free of charge, vital one-to-one support for thousands of breast cancer patients in the UK, with centres in London, Wessex, Worcester, Hereford and Yorkshire. The Breast Cancer Haven teams work closely with NHS partners to go beyond medical treatment to help service users and their families cope with the wider impact of breast cancer through personalised, specialist care including everything from nutrition, financial advice and counselling, to exercise and complementary therapies.

 

Signing up to take part is a piece of cake! Just visit:

breastcancerhaven.org.uk/forms/order-your-free-tea-cosy-kit

to order or download your own fundraising pack. You can also text ‘COSY17 £5’ to 70070 to donate via text.

 

Why not try some of these quick ideas to make your par-tea really special?

* Download the Breast Cancer Haven fundraising pack to print out invitations and posters to make sure everyone knows about your Big Tea Cosy party. Invite your friends, family, colleagues and ask everyone to bring some cakes to sell.

* Stir up some competition! Hold a cake decorating competition and auction off the most ‘brew-tea-ful’ winning cake. Guess the number of tea bags in a jar or stack the highest tower of sugar cubes. Get everyone to pay to play.

* Download the exclusive tea cosy patterns and get everyone around for a knit and natter.

* Host a silent auction or raffle - ask friends or local businesses to donate the prizes.

* Don't forget to set up a collection box - why not use a tea pot?

 

For more information about The Big Tea Cosy or Breast Cancer Haven, please visit

breastcancerhaven.org.uk or breastcancerhaven.org.uk/thebigteacosy