Make Time for Tea – Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Date: 18 Jan 2012


The Eve Appeal gynaecological cancer research charity is asking women to Make Time for Tea during Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month in March, hold a tea party and celebrate the revival of all things vintage to help save the lives of the women we love.

Over 6,500 women in the UK are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year and 4,400 will die. Grim statistics, yet funding and awareness of ovarian cancer remains low. The Eve Appeal is determined to change this and by taking part in the Make Time for Tea campaign you will be helping all women by funding groundbreaking research into this deadly disease.

This year’s campaign, now in its seventh year, has a vintage theme and will be spearheaded again by ITV presenter Lorraine Kelly. Lorraine has offered ‘money can’t buy’ competition prizes open to anyone holding a tea party – the opportunity to attend the live filming of ‘Lorraine’ at the ITV Studios in London followed by brunch at a top London hotel – and winners of the three competition categories will also be treated to a professional cupcake master class.

This year (2012) the Queen celebrates her diamond jubilee so what better time to put on that glamorous ‘tea dress’, get out the porcelain and invite your friends or colleagues to some vintage fun at a quintessentially British tea party – as it used to be. Or what about a tea dance? Girls in pearls, bunting and retro porcelain – vintage glamour amidst the hustle and bustle of modern life.

In the UK we drink 165 million cups of tea every day so next time you put the kettle on please think about the 4,400 mothers, sisters, grandmothers, aunts and daughters lost to ovarian cancer this year. Let’s make 2012’s diamond jubilee year the best yet – we’re aiming for 500 tea parties to help us reach our target of ¬£150,000.

Says Robert Marsh, CEO of The Eve Appeal “It’s such an easy way to fundraise. All you need to do is put the kettle on and host a tea party – at work, at home, at school, sports clubs and more. So come on ladies‚Ķ and gentlemen, enjoy some retro glamour, put on a fabulous frock and invite your friends or colleagues to have some vintage fun during March while raising much needed funds for all women”

Lorraine Kelly is just one of a number of celebrities who will be supporting the campaign. Says Lorraine “I can’t think of anything nicer than a refreshing cup of tea and a lovely slice of cake – particularly when this little indulgence could make such a difference to ovarian cancer research. Help out The Eve Appeal and hold a vintage tea party‚Ķ. it’s so easy I’ll be putting the kettle on myself – and I’m sure I’ve got a twinset and pearls somewhere! ”

For more information about hosting your own vintage Make Time for Tea party and winning the chance to join Lorraine at the filming of her show, contact 020 7299 4430 or visit for a fundraising pack

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