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Afternoon Tea Week to promote tea and cake themed fundraising events

Afternoon Tea Week to promote tea and cake themed fundraising events

Charities are being encouraged to invite their supporters to hold afternoon tea-themed fundraising during Afternoon Tea Week, which runs from 8th to 14th August 2016.

All fundraising events will receive free advertising through the dedicated Afternoon Tea Week website, which will be launched on 13th July.

Afternoon Tea Week is designed to celebrate one of the nation’s favourite traditions. Each day Britons drink 165 million cups of tea.

Tea and cakes

Keith Newton, Managing Director of sponsor said:

“We had a tremendous response to Afternoon Tea Week last year, with activities running across the country and #afternoonteaweek trending at number one on Twitter.

“People of all ages love the tradition of afternoon tea and it’s so easy to hold a tea party in aid of your favourite charity”.

Fundraising to a tea

Tea and cake-themed fundraising ideas include:

  • themed children’s tea party;
  • baking competition;
  • baking cakes to sell at the office;
  • serving a homemade afternoon tea for friends and family;
  • holding an afternoon tea garden party.


Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world's first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp.

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