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Join the Blue Sunday Tea Party 2022!

After an amazing year in 2021, raising over £20,000 for M.E. charities across the world, champion fundraiser Anna Redshaw is inviting you to take part in her Blue Sunday Tea Party once again, to raise vital funds for people living with M.E.

Anna has been running the Blue Sunday Tea Party for M.E. since 2013, as a way to fundraise but also to break the isolation so often experienced by people with M.E. You can read more about how the Blue Sunday Tea Party started on Anna’s blog.

Take part in this year’s Blue Sunday Tea Party on Sunday 15 May:

  • Wear something blue (pyjamas count!)
  • Dig out your best cups and saucers to make an occasion of it
  • Bake or buy your favourite cake
  • If you can, post a photo of your little tea party set-up to social media
  • Invite your family and friends to enjoy tea and cake with you, in-person or via video call
  • Ask everyone to donate the price you'd pay in a café of tea and cake if they can – some of us haven’t been in a café for years so aren’t sure what this is! But anything from a couple of pounds upwards is much appreciated
  • The idea is people can connect with others online who are doing the same, by commenting on their photos and posts. New friends are made and recipes are swapped.

Join the Facebook event to connect with others around the world taking part, or follow the hashtags #TeaPartyforME2022 and #BlueSunday2022.

Anna is fundraising for a range of charities this year, including Action for M.E. We are very grateful for her support. You can find her Action for M.E. fundraising page here. Make sure to follow Anna on social media to stay up to date with the Blue Sunday Plans!

Twitter @theslowlane_ME

Instagram @teapartyform.e

Facebook @theslowlaneME

With huge thanks to Anna, for bringing the community together and supporting Action for M.E.


Low energy recipes for the Blue Sunday Tea Party

3-Ingredient Krispy Squares

Ingredients

  • 45g butter
  • 300g mini marshmallows
  • 180g rice krispies
  • Edible glitter or sprinkles (optional)

Method

  • Melt the butter in a large, heavy-based saucepan over a low heat.
  • Add the marshmallows and cook gently until they are completely melted and blended, stirring constantly.
  • Take the pan off the heat and immediately add the cereal, mixing lightly until well coated.
  • Press the mixture into a greased 32cm x 23cm tin / 13 x 9 inch pan; press into the corners using slightly wet hands to prevent the mixture from sticking to you. Flatten the top and then scatter over the edible glitter or sprinkles, if USED.
  • Let the marshmallow crispy squares cool completely in the tin and then cut them into 24 squares.

Chocolate Vegan Mug Cake

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp rapeseed oil, melted coconut oil or vegan butter
  • 3 tbsp non-dairy milk
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp dairy free chocolate chips

Method

  • Add the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, salt and baking powder to a mug. Stir or whisk to combine.
  • Pour in the oil, non-dairy milk and vanilla into the mug with the dry ingredients and stir well with a spoon. Sprinkle the chocolate chips on top.
  • Cook in the microwave for 40 seconds. It will likely be a little undercooked in the middle at this point, which is my preference, but if you want it cooked more, microwave it another 10-20 seconds.
  • Serve immediately.

Recipe by Nora Cooks