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Hold your own Tea for Helen party!

Press Release: February 10, 2010

WHY not join one of our biggest fundraisers in 2010 from the comfort of your own home?
The Helen Rollason Cancer Charity is urging people to participate in a month-long tea party it is promoting throughout February.

Tea for Helen is a new fundraising campaign encouraging people to arrange a tea party in their home, workplace, sports club, school or social club or anywhere you choose.
Invite your friends, work colleagues, school friends for a cuppa and charge them for the privilege.

Community relations manager Angela Lodge said: The tea parties can be as big or small as you like, whether you raise £10 or £100, every penny will really make a difference to someone living with cancer. Enjoy a cuppa and raise funds for us!

What to do next
Choose a date in February for your tea party
Register with the Helen Rollason fundraising team on 01245 514325 or e-mail angela.lodge@helenrollason.org.uk
Wait for your Tea for Helen pack including balloons, posters, pack of Tetley tea bags and sponsorship forms to arrive
Invite your guests
Enjoy a cup of tea while raising funds for the charity!

BBC Sport presenter Clare Balding, who is supporting the Tea for Helen campaign said: Tea has always been the first drink of my day and my comfort when things are going wrong.
"Have a cup of tea or come round for a cup of tea are phrases that we use without thinking but they have evolved for a reason - tea is for sharing, it's for enjoying and it's for offering support.
Tea for Helen draws on all of these feelings and by joining in our campaign, you can make yourselves and others feel better.

Wilkin & Sons Ltd is supporting Tea for Helen by offering their jars of Little Scarlet jam for just £1 (RRP £3.45). To claim your £1 pot of Little Scarlet, please call into your nearest outlet:
Our charity shops: Barkingside, Braintree, Burnham-on-Crouch, Chingford, Collier Row, Danbury, Ongar, Sawbridgeworth, South Woodford, Wickford, Witham (please check: http://www.helenrollason.org.uk/contact-shops.php to find your nearest shop)
Cancer support centres (to find your nearest support centre): http://www.helenrollason.org.uk/cancersupportcentres.php
Charity office at Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 7ET
The idea:
Once youve eaten the pot of jam, fill it up with money and send it back to the Helen Rollason Cancer Charity.
Tetley Tea is also supporting Tea for Helen.


Press contact: PR Officer - Melissa Matthews 01245 514700

Notes to editors

For more information, please contact:

Melissa MatthewsMelissa Matthews

Tel: 01245 51470001245 514700

Email: melissa.matthews@helenrollason.org.ukmelissa.matthews@helenrollason.org.uk

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