Judy Murray serves up an ace fundraiser during Wimbledon fortnight

Howard Lake | 1 July 2008 | News

Judy Murray, mum to Andy Murray, Britain’s number one singles player and Jamie Murray, Britain’s top doubles player is encouraging people around the UK to hold a Strawberry Tea for Breast Cancer Care during Wimbledon fortnight.
Judy Murray
Strawberry Tea is one of Breast Cancer Care’s annual fundraising events. It is an easy and fun way to raise money for the charity and the perfect excuse for friends to get together and support the tens of thousands of people who are diagnosed with breast cancer each year in the UK. With the help of Judy Murray, Breast Cancer Care is asking people to organise their very own Strawberry Tea event this summer.
Judy said, “A couple of years ago, I lost two really good friends to breast cancer. The three of us were of a similar age and we often played tennis together. They were so fit and active – and then suddenly they weren’t there any more. That’s when I became aware of the importance of screening and of the excellent support provided by charities such as Breast Cancer Care, which is why I’m so keen to help Breast Cancer Care to raise money. Why not use Wimbledon as an excuse to invite a few friends round? In return for a small donation they could enjoy a strawberry tea while sitting enjoying the tennis on your television.”
A Strawberry Tea can be anything from a strawberry treats in the garden, an afternoon strawberry tea-break in the office or, as Judy mentions, inviting some friends over to watch the tennis whilst enjoying some strawberries and cream. Whatever you decide, Breast Cancer Care will send a fundraising pack full of ideas, hints and tips to help with your event.
In the UK, someone is diagnosed with breast cancer every 12 minutes. By holding a Strawberry Tea, you really can make a difference to those diagnosed with breast cancer and those affected by the diagnosis by enabling Breast Cancer Care to provide them with free support and information when they need it most.
To request a Strawberry Tea fundraising pack which is full of charity fundraising ideas and strawberry recipes, visit
www.breastcancercare.org.uk/strawberry
or call 0870 164 9422.
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Notes to Editors
For further information:
· Vikki Taylor, 020 7960 3521 vikkit@breastcancercare.org.uk
Breast Cancer Care is here for anyone affected by breast cancer. We bring people together, provide information and support, and campaign for improved standards of care. We use our understanding of people’s experience of breast cancer and our clinical expertise in everything we do. Visit www.breastcancercare.org.uk or call our free helpline on 0808 800 6000.
 

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