Breast Cancer Care is teaming up with ASDA for its annual summer Strawberry Tea fundraising campaign.
Larne Breast Cancer survivor Karen Case, who benefitted from Breast Cancer Care’s support during her treatment four years ago, is backing the initiative which runs from June 4-18.
Asda Larne will host a #StrawberryTea stall with activities for customers to get involved with, including cupcake decorating and a teapot lucky dip. There will also be information on how the public can join in and host a #StrawberryTea, as well as background about the charity and the much-needed services it provides.
All money raised will help Breast Cancer Care provide support for women, men, family and friends affected by breast cancer.
Recalling her own battle with breast cancer, Karen Case commented: “When I was first diagnosed with breast cancer it came as a complete bolt out of the blue, affecting me both physically and mentally.
“Breast Cancer Care was on hand to offer support and help me deal with the array of emotions and challenges I suddenly had to face.
“I can’t speak highly enough of the services provided by the charity and I would urge all Asda shoppers to visit their local store, find out more about #StrawberryTea, and lend their support to this vital fundraising campaign.”
Community Champion at Asda Larne Catherine McCallion added: “We are delighted to join with Breast Cancer Care for its Strawberry Tea fundraiser!
“We would like to encourage our customers to come in store to find out more, and take part in our Strawberry Tea themed activities.
“We will have strawberry cupcake decorating – perfect for the little ones, a tea pot lucky dip with lots of prizes on offer, as well as all the information people need to join in the fun and host a Strawberry Tea of their own.
“The money raised through Strawberry Teas makes a real difference to people affected by breast cancer.
“Our colleagues and customers in Larne have always been incredibly supportive of our fundraising activities and I know this time will be no different. “What better way to bring people together than with a cup of tea and a slice of cake.”
Community Fundraising Manager at Breast Cancer Care Hannah Branch said: “We’re delighted Asda colleagues, customers and our local survivor Karen Case are supporting Breast Cancer Care and Strawberry Tea this summer.
“We’d love more people to gather friends and family to host their own afternoon tea.
“The funds raised through each and every Strawberry Tea enable Breast Cancer Care to continue to be there for anyone facing breast cancer, from day one.”
To sign up for a free Breast Cancer Care Strawberry Tea fundraising kit visit www.breastcancercare.org.uk/cuppa or visit any Asda store from June 4-18 for more information and to take part in #StrawberryTea fundraising activities.
Breast Cancer Care is the only UK wide charity providing support for anyone affected by breast cancer.