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Cream Tea for M.E.

Cream Tea for M.E.

Whether you’re jam first, or cream first, we would love you to get involved in Cream Tea for M.E.

With Friday 26 June being National Cream Tea Day, we are asking our supporters to create cream teas for family and friends, in return for a donation to Action for M.E.

In recent weeks, we have seen a three-fold increase in requests for urgent support – at a time when our income is expected to drop by at least half. Every penny raised by Cream Tea for M.E. will help our Crisis, Advocacy and Support service make a difference for more adults, families and young people with M.E. across the UK.

Taking part is as easy as pie (well, scones).

  • Pick a day to take part, on or around Friday 26 June.
  • Set up your own Cream Tea for M.E. JustGiving page, saying a little bit about why you are getting involved (NB. JustGiving will ask you if you are planning to ask for donations "in return for goods, services or other benefits." As long as you don't put price tags on your scones, or accept cash for your cream teas, you can respond with "no" to this).
  • Decide how many cream teas you can comfortably prepare and safely store in your kitchen. It doesn’t have to be lots – every cream tea counts!
  • Start promoting to your family, friends, neighbours, colleagues and classmates, asking them to confirm how many cream teas they would like.
  • Get baking (or buying – whatever your energy levels allow). We would love to see your progress pics, scone snaps
  • Deliver or agree collection (sticking to social distancing guidance) in return for donations, helping us reach more people with M.E.

Download our Cream Tea for M.E. toolkit for more details on how to set up your JustGiving page, tips for running your fundraiser and resources we can send you to help promote your event.

Shielding, and still want to get involved? Consider a virtual cream tea party, and ask friends and family to donate to join you by video call – we’ll have details about this in the toolkit.

Need scones for a special diet? Got a foolproof family recipe you’re keen to share? Get in touch or join the chat on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, using our #CreamTeaforME hashtag.

In a jam? Our fundraising team are here to help, answer questions, and cheer you on. Please email or call on 0117 927 9551.