Win a Pink Rose and Lily Hand-tied for your Strawberry Tea Party

by Bethany Day on July 22, 2013

Hosting a Strawberry Tea is a fun and easy way to support Breast Cancer Care this summer.

All you need to do to take part is get together with your friends and family, buy or bake some cakes, add some strawberries, put the kettle on and away you go. And it doesn’t matter if you raise £20 or £200 at your Strawberry Tea because every penny will help the charity support the 50,000 people diagnosed with breast cancer each year.

Every year, 55,000 people in the UK hear the words ‘you have breast cancer.’ The news is not only devastating for them, but also for their friends and family. Providing emotional support and information services, Breast Cancer Care is there for anyone affected by breast cancer. It’s a cause that we’ve been supporting since September 2005 and to date we’ve raised more than £650,000 for the charity.

Much of this success has been generated through the fantastic response we’ve had to the launch of our beautiful pink Rose and Lily Hand-tied, of which 10% of the sales are donated to Breast Cancer Care.

The money raised helps people like Frances, who used Breast Cancer Care’s helpline after her diagnosis. Frances said: “Breast Cancer Care gave me something extremely valuable and precious – they gave me time! Time to cry, time to despair, time to talk, time to ask questions. Their helpline was a number to call with any questions and concerns – it became a hotline to my sanity!”

And now, to celebrate the season of Strawberry Tea, we’re offering you the chance to win one of these beautiful bouquets for yourself or a loved one. We think it’s the perfect centrepiece for your fundraising event!

To enter simply leave a comment telling us who you would most like to invite to your Strawberry Tea and why. Entries must be received by 5pm Friday 26th July 2012. The winner will be notified by email on Monday 29th July.

To find out more about Breast Cancer Care’s Strawberry Tea fundraising campaign visit or give us a call on 0870 164 9422.



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julie akroyd 22 Jul 2013 at 10:00 am

if it were possible to just have one last tea party with my Mum and Dad it would be fabulous. They both shared the same birthday and sadly have both now gone so this would be the most fantastic celebration possible

Wendy 22 Jul 2013 at 10:02 am

I’d like to invite a family friend that has known me since birth. My mums best friend and a wonderful woman. She was diagnosed with breast cancer and had to have a double mastectomy. She’s had chemo and is now in remission. She is a true fighter and a true inspiration, likewise are all cancer patients, fighters and survivors.

Caroline Crawford 22 Jul 2013 at 10:06 am

I would like to invite all my daughters friends to the tea party just so the house will be full of giggles, laughter and cheese sandwiches.

Rachael 22 Jul 2013 at 10:07 am

I would most like to invite Angelina Jolie because I’d love to talk to her about motherhood and her work for charities in under developed countries

Rachel goulbourne 22 Jul 2013 at 10:21 am

My beautiful nana , just to tell her really that we all miss her and she was an amazing lady. Helping so many and she loved strawberry x

Lisa Watkins 22 Jul 2013 at 10:23 am

I would invite my mum who is a survivor of breast cancer so she definitely deserves a treat.

Laura Tonks 22 Jul 2013 at 11:14 am

All my family & friends, the more the merrier 🙂 x

Richard Talbot-Ashby 22 Jul 2013 at 11:15 am

Who would I invite to my Strawberry tea,
so many wonderful people are known to me,
My Wifes dear Aunty, who passed away,
would have made this tea-party a fabulous day.
She died of breast cancer,
not 4 years ago
But she went through it braver than anyone I know.
The love and the passion she held in her heart,
not letting the Cancer, rip that apart.
So I guess there would only be one guest for me.
The Lovely Louisa, missed so dearly.

Aimee Smith 22 Jul 2013 at 11:25 am

I’d invite my sister who kicked cancers ass and is about to celebrate her two years in remission.
She’s my inspriation as i saw her at every point on her treatment journey and some days were really bad
She’s given me my new mantra that i think is awesome and so true:
“Don’t count the days,,,make the days count”

lynne newton 22 Jul 2013 at 11:53 am

strawberry tea would be so yummy,
for me and my girl it would be perfect quality time for my daughter and her mummy.

Jacqueline Jowers 22 Jul 2013 at 11:56 am

My mum,sadly missed,she was my best friend as well as my mum,i could talk to her about anything and everything. Love you mum always think about you.xx

Claire slater 22 Jul 2013 at 11:58 am

I would invite my nan my mum and my sister there would be three generations of females at the party we would all bring a cake along and we would spend the afternoon with buckets of tea and yummy cake

Beth Gurney 22 Jul 2013 at 12:04 pm

I’d invite my mum because I’m away working in London and miss her terribly. She’s a cancer survivor and has recently been diagnosed with other illness and is having a hard time at the moment. I’d love some quality time with her to remind her she’s not alone and I think of her everyday

Mandy Taylor 22 Jul 2013 at 1:13 pm

At my Strawberry Tea anyone would be welcome . Sharing cake and drinking tea!! xx

ABIGAIL HAMILTON 22 Jul 2013 at 1:33 pm

I’d invite my friend Robyn. She’s the most amazing person & has gone through so much, yet never stops putting others first & doing so with a smile 🙂

Lindy Hine 22 Jul 2013 at 2:18 pm

I’d invite the Duchess of Cambridge because after today she’ll need a nice cuppa!

Carol 22 Jul 2013 at 2:31 pm

dont need a reason just go for it

Dawn Wilkinson 22 Jul 2013 at 3:13 pm

My Mum, son, daughter, step-dad, niece, nephew, aunts, uncles – all the family!

Margaret Akel 22 Jul 2013 at 3:29 pm

I’d invite my children and grandchildren because I see them so rarely.

Rachel 22 Jul 2013 at 5:31 pm

I would invite the friends who encouraged me to speak for the first time at a pub quiz to my now fiancee!

martina mckenna 22 Jul 2013 at 7:04 pm

my husband because i only see him four times a year as he works away so i would take every chance i get

Sandra Clarke 22 Jul 2013 at 7:48 pm

Kate, The Duchess of Cambridge. We could talk about Anglesey, which we love and I could tell her all the places she can take her baby to as he/she grows up.

LAURA JONES 22 Jul 2013 at 9:18 pm

i would so much like to invite my mum and my cousin both of whom died very young to cancer

Sharon Curran 22 Jul 2013 at 10:10 pm

I’d love to invite Kylie Minogue so she can talk about life after surviving cancer as a motivational piece to anyone that may be going through treatment.

Rachel Marsden 23 Jul 2013 at 12:14 am

I would invite all the ladies who are suffering or in remission from the horrible diseases called cancer. We could all get together, and have a good old chat about any thing apart from cancer. Xx

audrey bernhard 23 Jul 2013 at 6:08 pm

I would love to invite my great grandmother who finally lost her battle to breast cancer.

Maria Sack 23 Jul 2013 at 11:45 pm

I would like to invite my friend Anne Rathbone, she survived breast cancer more than 10 years ago before I knew her. She lost her husband to cancer more than 7 years ago, she befriended me when she heard the same had happened to me. She volunteers for Cancer Research and in a hospice were here father in law lived until he died last summer. It is her 50th birthday this November 9th and the bouquet would make a delightful sight on her table. She so deserves to be celebrated for all she does for others when her life has not been easy.

Amanda Purves 24 Jul 2013 at 11:32 am

I would invite my gran, she is almost 80 and has breast cancer. Such a brave lady and the oldest member of our family.

JO PRICE 24 Jul 2013 at 11:35 am

I would invite my niece’s Primary School teacher Tina Carew from Cairo to my strawberry tea, because even though she was going in for surgery to remove cancer tumours in April of this year, she was honest with all of her pupils about her condition and remained positive. Sure enough within about three/four weeks of surgery she was back teaching in her classroom, upbeat and back to her usual chirpy, mad as a box of frogs self. This lady is one of the most courageous and strong minded cancer sufferers I have ever met.

Anita-Sarah 24 Jul 2013 at 12:02 pm

I would invite my Nana. She never spoke to my mum, so never met me as a baby, but 26 years on tracked me down and found me – we are just getting to know each other!

Helen Dickinson 24 Jul 2013 at 2:10 pm

I would love to have a huge girly party with my family.

We have lost people in our family with cancer so would be lovely to celebrate there life and recall the memories which were made!

Donna Laidlaw 24 Jul 2013 at 2:59 pm

My niece (Pamela) hosted a Strawberry Tea last weekend and I wouldn’t change any of it, the house/garden was filled with fun & laughter and nearly £400 raised for Breast Cancer Care thanks to the amazing generosity of family and friends. I am 35 and fighting breast cancer and I will kick it’s ass with the help and support of my family and friends and the amazing nurses that work with cancer patients day in day out!

Florence Cross 24 Jul 2013 at 4:04 pm

I’d like to invite Miranda Hart as I’m sure she would entertain all the guests, and enjoy the strawberry tea.

Hannah Hankinson 24 Jul 2013 at 9:36 pm

My wonderful mom! She has been a total inspiration during her breast cancer treatment, positive, strong, a true inspiration to all. I would ask her to come along and share her tale with all, then we can all have a nice cuppa and a slice of cake :-))

Ceri Sell 25 Jul 2013 at 12:41 pm

I would love to invite my grandmother. She fought breast cancer for over ten years before dying at the age of 92. A very strong woman who I didn’t see very often 🙁

Jessica Edmunds 25 Jul 2013 at 12:43 pm

I would love invite all the female members of my family.
My nan brought me up whilst my mum was suffering with severe depression and did a fantastic job. She was first diagnosed with cancer when I was 8, had chemotherapy and recovered. Unfortunately when I was 15 she got it again in the same breast, had a masectomy, had chemotherapy. She was so ill and weak everyday after being such a strong independent woman and I felt hopeless not being able to help! Now she is better and is 3 years clear and is back to the woman she was looking out for everyone else! She’s an amazing woman. Unfortunately now my mum has been diagnosed with breast cancer as well and she’s only just turned 40. My step mum has recently done a run to support breast cancer whilst pregnant, and my auntie frequently supports the charity. So I would love all these amazing female figures to come together, have a great day and support the cause! Xxx

Maria Pipe 25 Jul 2013 at 5:59 pm

I’d like to invite my mum who has been through so many tests recently and has had so many things go wronge, she needs a break and a treat and this would be a fabulas way of saying to her that I’m there with her every step of the way and also to have a much earned catch up, would be wonderful.

Jennifer Carroll 25 Jul 2013 at 7:45 pm

I would like to invite my family and friends and make a day of fundraising and happy memories 🙂

elle cowan 26 Jul 2013 at 3:52 am

i would invite my daughters, just because i love them so much. they have grown up so fast and we all have busy lives and its hard sometimes to all be in the same place at the same time. i miss them being little but i admire and appreciate the amazing young women they have become, so buki, cass and myrty, we ARE going to get together and have a fundraiser! i love you all so much. mama <3

Emma Chamberlain 26 Jul 2013 at 12:28 pm

I would invite my children hubby, mum, sisters and brothers, and spend quality time together, and create lovely memories.

Diana Cotter 26 Jul 2013 at 5:36 pm

I’d invite my mum because I’m so very lucky to still have her nearly 6 years after she was first diagnosed with breast cancer. At 85, coping with a mastectomy was very traumatic, but nothing could spoil her enjoyment of a nice cup of tea and a piece of cake.

hannonle 26 Jul 2013 at 7:42 pm

I’d invite Orlando Bloom because he’s hot and him being there would make lots of other people want to come to my tea party. I’d raise lots of money for Breast Cancer Care.

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Charlotte 27 Jul 2013 at 12:30 pm

I would invite my husband, daughter and partner, my son and mum. Because family are so very special and every moment spent together is to be appreciated x

Leonie Gleadall 27 Jul 2013 at 1:29 pm

I would dearly love to invite Marie Curie. If it was ever possible for me to have a conversation with such an inspirational, astoundingly selfless and committed woman, it would make me unbelievably happy!

Mary Baldwin 27 Jul 2013 at 8:02 pm

I’d like to invite my Grandma as I know my Mum would so love to catch up with her again and I could ask her all the family history that I never asked.

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