Children’s charity launches tea with a twist…

Children’s charity Action Medical Research calls on schools to enjoy a cuppa as part of its Cream Teas in a Box campaign

Wonderfully scrumptious and refreshing British cream teas will be delivered directly to workplaces on Thursday 18 June 2015.

This year, the perfect afternoon pick-me-up (which comes in a box priced just £6) will contain two freshly baked scones, two small jars of strawberry jam, Rodda’s Cornish clotted cream, and three strawberry crème chocolates, as well as the more traditional Yorkshire Tea, knife and serviette. 

Tracey Edwards, Action’s Cream Tea Events Manager, says:  “Come on, why not treat yourself and your colleagues to a tea break for charity? Place the minimum order of 10 to bond over a brew with your workmates and help raise funds for sick babies and children.  The choice of scone topping is yours – jam and/or cream, or maybe have ‘tea with a twist’ and choose banana and chocolate sprinkles!”

The charity’s mascot, Paddington Bear™, likes his scones piled high with marmalade, Dr Dawn Harper, from Channel 4’s Embarrassing Bodies, likes hers with more ‘real strawberry’ than jam and BBC correspondent Katie Adie likes a ‘classic’ (with jam either on top or underneath).

Celebrity chef Lesley Waters is once again supporting the Action Cream Teas. Well known for her regular television appearances on Ready Steady Cook and This Morning, Lesley is also a former head tutor of Leith’s School of Food & Wine, author of several cookery books and runs her own cookery school. Lesley’s ‘twist’ is that she’s often partial to a savoury scone with cheese and her home-made tamarind, pear and date chutney (see recipe below).

She said: “I’m delighted to be supporting Action Medical Research’s Cream Teas because, quite simply, they taste delicious. Traditional fare for a perfect afternoon – splendid! Just put the kettle on, relax, have a chat and help raise vital funds for the children’s charity.”

Order online by 5 June 2015:

Research is the key to saving many children from a lifetime of suffering, yet surprisingly, medical research into conditions that devastate children’s lives is poorly funded. Action Medical Research is currently funding work around stillbirth, epilepsy, meningitis, cerebral palsy and brain cancer, as well as some rare and distressing conditions that severely affect children.


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