The last year has been challenging for all of us, but fundraising provides the opportunity for us to come together again. Here, Cath Kidston share their tips on how to host a fantastic Afternoon Tea.

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Let's embrace being together again

It’s been another extraordinary year. As life slowly returns to something close to normal, there’s never been a more important time for us to band together to make a difference.

Breast Cancer Now depends on contributions from our communities to support their all-important work.

And after a year apart, an Afternoon Tea is the perfect way to embrace being together again: with some tea and cake, and all for a good cause.

Everyone has their unique way of celebrating

For us, any successful Afternoon Tea starts with bunting.

We’ve painted and designed a very special Cath Kidston bunting and delivery order form especially for Afternoon Tea, which you can download from the Breast Cancer Now website and print at home.

Then, of course, there’s the food. If you ask us, you can’t go wrong with a good selection of teas and a classic Victoria sponge (though we’ve never met a cake we didn’t like), but we love how Afternoon Teas invite everyone to bring out their favourite recipes and their heirloom recipes – the ones that have been passed down the family, and the ones they save for special occasions.

So much love and care goes into an Afternoon Tea spread, so that’s our dream menu. Tea & togetherness.

A few top tips  

If we could share three top tips for hosting an Afternoon Tea, they would be...

Fundraising – the easiest way to gather your funds is a JustGiving page. It’s so easy to set up and is then sharable across your social networks, making it quick and simple for your loved ones to get involved and support.

Food – before getting to work on your Afternoon Tea menu, don’t forget to check any dietary requirements of your guests.

Finishing Touches – it’s all about the little details. Handwritten table settings, flowers for the table, and the bunting of course!

And for anyone sticking to hosting virtually this year, we’ve also designed a helpful order form – so that you can prep some Afternoon-Tea-To-Go boxes before the video call goes live.

Help us support such a brilliant cause

By hosting an Afternoon Tea for Breast Cancer Now you can raise money to help them provide urgent support and help fund world-class research into the disease.

To support the cause, we will be donating 10% of every mug sold* throughout August to Breast Cancer Now, in a celebration of hugs, mugs and sisterhood. We’re also currently cooking up the ultimate Cath Kidston Afternoon Tea Recipe, which will be live on our blog soon (so keep an eye out!).

Our community at Cath is what makes our brand so full of joy and optimism, and we consider ourselves truly lucky that it’s made prominently of incredible women.

Partnering with Breast Cancer Now and supporting the world-class research and life-changing care they offer the women and their families affected by breast cancer is a very proud moment for us. It’s a charity and a cause close to our hearts, and Afternoon Tea couldn’t be a better fit for us to help raise some funds and awareness.

* 10% of every mug sold from 1st - 31st August will be donated to Breast Cancer Now. Breast Cancer Now is a charity registered in England and Wales (No. 1160558), Scotland (SC045584) and Isle of Man (No. 1200).


If you'd like to support Breast Cancer Now and get yourself a brand new mug while you're at it, take a look at Cath Kidston's latest range.

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