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My top tips for holding a Strawberry Tea

Jane Lord from King’s Lynn held her first Strawberry Tea for Breast Cancer Care last year and is planning her second this August. She shares her top tips and how to get started with yours.

Jane Lord from King’s Lynn held her first Strawberry Tea for Breast Cancer Care last year and is planning her second this August. She shares her top tips and how to get started with yours.

Promote your Strawberry Tea on Facebook

‘I set up an event on Facebook and invited everyone. Then friends invited their friends and the word spread! It was really useful to help promote my event.

‘It also meant that I could post updates about my Strawberry Tea in the run-up to the day and let people know the details. It’s easy to do as one message then goes to everyone. People posted what they were baking or offered prizes which was lovely. Don’t be afraid to ask people to help!’

Have a tombola with a theme

‘I had a tombola at my Strawberry Tea last year and will definitely do that again this year! We sold five tickets for £1 with any ending in a zero or five winning a prize.

‘It was excellent, everyone loved it especially the children. It’s also easy to organise and run on the day, and you don’t have to draw the raffle at the end of the day, when some people may have already gone home. You can even have a theme if you like. Ours was bottles, so you could win anything from a bottle of wine, to tonic water, tomato sauce or bubble bath!’

Don’t worry about a fundraising target

‘As I’ve never done anything like this before, I didn’t know what to expect from my first Strawberry Tea, so I couldn’t believe it when I had raised over £600!

‘My advice is to just get everyone together and have fun. Don’t put pressure on yourself to raise a certain amount and just let people donate what they can. By having a Strawberry Tea you’re helping to raise awareness of Breast Cancer Care, so the money you raise is a bonus and will be a lovely surprise when you count it all up!’ 

Host a Strawberry Tea for a great cause

Feeling inspired to make a difference this summer? Sign up now to host a Strawberry Tea and support individuals facing breast cancer. We’ll provide a free fundraising kit with everything you need to get started.

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