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What is Afternoon Tea?
Afternoon Tea is one of Breast Cancer Now’s longest running events!
This year, due to the current situation, we’re starting Afternoon Tea a little differently. We’re kicking things off with Afternoon Tea Moments, a fun, upbeat, weekly email delivered straight to your inbox with fundraising moments we’d love you to join in with from the comfort of your own home.
We hope we can bring some smiles and positivity every week at what we know is a difficult time for so many. With every moment you take part in, raise money through and enjoy, you’ll be helping to provide life-changing care and fund world-class research at a time when it has never been more needed.
By registering now, you’ll not only get to join in our Afternoon Tea Moments, but you’ll be first in line to receive our brand-new fundraising kit so you can host an event later in the year when the time is right.
We will only be sending out our fundraising kits when it’s appropriate for us to do so. But when that time comes, we’ll be right there with you, raising a cuppa and offering you all the ideas and support you need.
We look forward to sharing an Afternoon Tea Moment with you soon
What is an Afternoon Tea moment?
An Afternoon Tea Moment is our way of staying in touch, raising smile and giving you a fundraising activity each week to join in with at this unprecedented time.
Think fun games, challenges, lots of fundraising ideas and inspiration.
To be part of Afternoon Tea moments, just sign up using this quick and easy form.
Later in the year, when the time is right, we’ll we having Afternoon Tea as usual, and we look forward to seeing you there!
How will my fundraising help?
By taking part in Afternoon Tea and fundraising, you’ll be helping Breast Cancer Now make a real difference for anyone affected by breast cancer.
Right now, that couldn’t be more important.
We are working night and day at the moment to find solutions that mean we can continue providing support for today and hope for the future. Like running our Helpline remotely for the first time, increasing the number of calls we can receive and turning some of our face-to-face support services – which we know provide a lifeline to many - into virtual experiences, and quickly. But we can only continue our life-changing care and world-class research with your ongoing support.
How can I sign up to Afternoon Tea?
You can register to a host an Afternoon Tea later in the year and to join for Afternoon Tea Moments right now online.
To sign up, just fill out this quick and easy form.
We’re not sending out fundraising kits for Afternoon Tea events at the moment... But, by registering now, you’ll be first in line to receive our brand-new fundraising kit when the time is right.
When will my Afternoon Tea kit arrive?
We will only be encouraging people to hold events and sending out our Afternoon Tea fundraising kits when it’s appropriate for us to do so.
To be first in line to receive one of our fantastic fundraising kits later in the year, sign up here.
How do I organise an Afternoon Tea?
This year, we’re starting off our Afternoon Tea planning a bit differently, as we all face the current coronavirus pandemic.
The first step to taking part in Afternoon Tea is signing up. When you register, you’ll receive our Afternoon Tea Moments emails and be first in line to receive our brand-new fundraising kit so you can host an event later in the year when the time is right.
When can I hold my Afternoon Tea?
We won’t be sending fundraising kits out or encouraging group Afternoon Tea’s until government advice says that’s okay. Until then, you can register for Afternoon Tea moments or hold a virtual Tea.
Once it’s safe to do so, you can hold your Afternoon Tea whenever it suits you at any point in the year!
We’d love to know what you’re planning and when, so make sure you let us know and we can make sure we wish you the best of luck!
I’d like to do an Afternoon Tea but I’m not sure how I can raise money?
We’d encourage you to register for Afternoon Tea, by signing up you’ll receive a new fundraising activity each week with our Afternoon Tea Moments, along with all the information and support you need. After that, you’ll be first in line to receive our brand-new fundraising kit so you can host an event later in the year when the time is right.
How can I pay in my Afternoon Tea fundraising?
If you have an online giving page like JustGiving, you’ve done all the work already! The money you have raised will get to us automatically, so put the kettle on and relax.
If you haven’t used an online giving page, here are two ways to pay in:
Pay in by card: make your donation on our website or call us on 0333 20 70 300 to make your donation over the phone.
How can I get in touch?
Just email email@example.com or call 0333 20 70 300. We’re always happy to help!
How can I order extra items for my Afternoon Tea?
We will only be sending out extra orders and fundraising kits when it’s appropriate for us to do so. In the meantime, we have some brilliant downloads that you can print at home.
Can I use Facebook fundraising to fundraise for my tea?
If you do have a Facebook fundraising page, that’s great! Let us know, and we’ll send you a link to fill in a short form. It will help us link your page back to you and your afternoon tea registration. When you do fill out the form, make sure you use the email you give us is the same one that you used to register your afternoon tea in the first place. It keeps things nice and easy!
I can’t do my Afternoon Tea any more. How do I cancel?
We’re sorry to hear you can’t arrange an event anymore. If you drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call on 0333 20 70 300 we can cancel your event for you.
I live outside the UK, can I still hold an Afternoon Tea?
Of course, we’d love it if you could organise an Afternoon Tea event to support Breast Cancer Now’s work. The money you raise will support our life-changing care and world-class research across the UK.
What is Gift Aid?
Gift Aid is a great way of increasing the value of your donation at no cost to yourself.
Anyone who is a UK income tax payer can reclaim the basic rate of tax on their donation, which means that for every £1 donated, Breast Cancer Now will reclaim 25p of tax on every £1 that you have given.
It doesn’t cost you a penny more and the additional support will help to fund Breast Cancer Now’s vital work; making a difference to the lives of even more people affected by breast cancer.
So please keep your Gift Aid form with your collection box and remember to encourage everyone who donates at your Afternoon Tea to tick the Gift Aid column on your Gift Aid form and provide their full name, house number and postcode (home address only please). #
To qualify for Gift Aid you must be a UK tax payer and pay an amount of Income Tax or Capital Gains Tax each tax year (6 April – 5 April) at least equal to the amount of tax that all the charities you donate to will reclaim on your gifts for that tax year. Other taxes such as VAT and Council Tax do not qualify.
If you are the person organising an Afternoon Tea, please note that HMRC do not allow Gift Aid claims of one total amount that you have collected in and added to the form. Please encourage anyone who has donated to your collection to add their details to the Gift Aid form for the individual amount they donated.
Please remember that Gift Aid can only be claimed on donations, so if you’re raising money by selling tickets to your Afternoon Tea or by selling cakes or raffle tickets, these will not apply, so please do not add these fundraising activities to your Gift Aid form.
To find out more about Gift Aid, visit the HMRC website.
You can let us know at any time whether you are eligible for Gift Aid or not by getting in touch with our Supporter Engagement Team on 0333 20 70 300.
What if I don’t feel like doing an Afternoon Tea this year? Can I contribute in a different way?
We completely understand that it may not feel like the right time to be organising an Afternoon Tea for Breast Cancer Now.
At a time when taking care of yourself and your loved ones is a top priority, we urge you to follow the latest advice issued by the UK government and the NHS on coronavirus (COVID-19). There are still ways you can get involved with Afternoon Tea if you would like to, in line with current guidance around social distancing.
If you would like to talk to a member of the team about any concerns you have, please do get in touch by emailing us at email@example.com or give us a call on 0333 20 70 300.
It is so generous of you to want to contribute to help those affected by breast cancer.
Your donation will help to provide support for today and hope for the future. By acting now, together we can make sure that by 2050 everyone diagnosed with breast cancer lives – and is supported to live well.
To make a donation: Support Breast Cancer Now
Thank you for your incredibly kind support.