Toast the Queen with a Cuppa for Charity
We’re urging people to celebrate the forthcoming Queen’s 90th Birthday by holding an Afternoon Tea in true, royal style.
Gloucestershire Young Carers is launching its latest fundraising campaign ‘Afternoon Tea for GYC’ to raise funds for support services for young carers in the county.
The tradition of Afternoon Tea was introduced by Her Majesty’s predecessor Queen Victoria and is steeped in history.
Charity Lead Ele Semadeni says: “What better way to celebrate the royal event than with a tea party? We’ll be holding tea parties in young carer groups around the county and we’re asking supporters to hold afternoon teas in their own home too.
“It can be as simple as arranging cakes and a cuppa with friends to raise a few pounds or could involve putting on a full spread of sandwiches and refreshments for colleagues, clients and guests in your company, school or community group.”
Research suggests there to be around 7,000 young carers in Gloucestershire – children and young people from 8 years old upwards whose lives are affected by having family members who are disabled, long-term ill or experiencing mental ill health. Gloucestershire Young Carers is currently in contact with 1100 young carers across Gloucestershire.
The charity offers a range of services – from respite groups to one to one support. This work is vital in building resilience in children, encouraging aspirations to achieve in spite of their family situations and in simply giving them a break from their adult-sized responsibilities.
The culmination of the fundraising campaign will be an Afternoon Tea for funders and supporters at Pittville Pump Rooms on June 12.
Afternoon Tea for GYC event packs and more information on the campaign are available from the charity by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.