Being British means we love a good tea party so children’s charity, Dreams Come True, have launched their new campaign, Dream Tea.
The campaign hopes to see people all over the country hosting their very own Dream Tea parties in order to raise money for the charity.
Your tea party can be anything from catching a cuppa with a friend, to a full-blown cake sale event.
Either way, the aim is the spend time with loved ones, create memories and raise money for a brilliant cause.
It’s not just the public that are getting involved in this great event, celebrities are doing their bit too.
Miranda Gore Browne reached the final of The Great British bake off and will be contributing teatime recipes to the cause.
She said, “I have loved baking since I was little, and reaching the final of The Great British Bake Off made my dreams come true.
“As a mother, I would do anything to help my children achieve their dreams, and I am excited now to have the opportunity to help fulfil other children's dreams.
“My wish is that the Dream Tea will celebrate family and friendship, and that through something as simple as sharing tea and cake together we can make so many more dreams come true.”
To help your Dream Tea event run smoothly, Liz Brewer will be giving her expert etiquette tips to all those who host an event.
She said, “My Latest book The Ultimate Guide to Party Planning & Etiquette opens with the phrase ‘You have to have a dream and you have to make that dream happen’.
“This has been my motto in life; so I am delighted to be helping Dreams Come True to fulfil their dream - by contributing my advice and guidance to produce the most enigmatic, original and helpful ideas in order to create Tea Parties with style and panache.”
All those who take part in the event, which will take place on the 21st June, will receive a hosting pack full of recipes and top tips to help your Dream Tea go smoothly.
Peter Newman, Chief Executive, Dreams Come True, is excited for the event to take place and doesn’t underestimate the value of a good cup of tea and a nice piece of cake!
He says, “Having a nice cup of tea is one of those things that really defines us as a nation. People from all corners of the country and all walks of life enjoy this great British institution on a daily basis - I have a fresh brew in front of me as I write this. All I need is piece of cake, and some company to turn that cup of tea into a really special moment.
“We are launching our Dream Tea campaign to create thousands of those special moments right across the UK in support of children and young people who are terminally and seriously ill. Our job is to make their dreams come true and we witness every day the huge impact it has not just on the children but on their Mums and Dads, sisters and brothers, family and friends.
“We call it the power of dreams. Every single person who organises or takes part in a Dream Tea will be helping to release that power into the lives of some very special children. So do join us - who can say “no” to a nice cup of tea?”