Charity's cream teas enjoy sweet taste of
success in Southport
CHILDREN'S charity Action Medical Research has raised
almost £55,000 to help save and change children's lives after it sent out some
9,800 cream teas in a box in its nationwide delivery.
Thousands of delicious cream teas were sent to homes, workplaces and schools
throughout the UK, on Friday, 1 July 2016, earning £54,848 for Action Medical Research.
David Graham, Head of Events Fundraising, says:- "This is the 3rd year
we've run our cream teas delivery and it's just gone from strength to strength.
We're delighted that so many people were keen to put on the kettle and make time
for tea for tiny lives. Medical research for children is underfunded in the UK.
For every project Action funds there's another one we have to turn away; simply
because of a lack of funds which is why this fundraising means so much to us.
It's not easy to get almost 9,800 boxes ready for delivery in 1 day, so we're
very grateful to our army of volunteers who packed our cream teas as well as to
everyone who enjoyed them! We're hoping for an even bigger total in 2017
so we'd love to hear from anyone who'd like to help us offer an even more
delicious delivery next year."
The delivery included 19,558 scones, 9,779 Yorkshire teabags, 391kg of Rodda's
Cornish Clotted Cream and almost 509kg of Tiptree strawberry jam to give
supporters everything they needed for the perfect afternoon pick me up.
Action Medical Research has also released the results of its tasty survey into
the nation's cream tea habits which found that almost 70% said they liked their
cream teas the Cornish way, with jam first then clotted cream on top.
Unsurprisingly, almost 66% of those surveyed enjoyed their tasty
treat with a refreshing cup of tea but it looks like coffee culture is poised to
take over: 10% said they preferred a coffee to the traditional cuppa.
Asked whether they like to share their cream teas, most people said that sharing
a cream tea was all part of the experience but 40% of people answered hands off; it's all mine! And there were some surprising spots where respondents had
enjoyed their cream teas: on a punt on the River Cam; in Mauritius; in a tent;
and even on top of a lighthouse!
For more than 60 years Action Medical Research has helped pioneer treatments and
ways to prevent disease that have benefited millions of people in the UK and
across the world. Research they've funded has helped to beat polio in the UK,
develop ultrasound in pregnancy, fight meningitis and prevent stillbirths.
Action Medical Research is currently funding research into meningitis, Down
syndrome, epilepsy and premature birth, as well as some rare and distressing
conditions that severely affect children.