Saturday, 16 May 2015

Let them eat cake!

Tomorrow is the big day and we're up to our eyes here in boxes of tea sets and serviettes and cake forks and plates and suchlike. The baking has started (don't worry I'm not doing any of that) and I've selflessly volunteered to be Chief Taste Tester!

I'm obviously trying to save as much energy as possible for tomorrow but there are still bits and bobs I want to do. Like having a shower!!!

Collectively we have already raised around £1800! You can donate via the JustGiving Team Page

Printing off leaflets to educate the 'masses'

I'm looking forward to Blue Sunday even more this year because I feel I'll be well enough to enjoy it that little bit more. I hope the preparations for your own little gatherings are going well. I can't wait to see your photos tomorrow. Don't forget to use the hashtags #BlueSunday #teapartyforME and #virtualteapartyforME on Twitter and Instagram, or post on the Facebook Event Page.

See you tomorrow! 



Please get in touch via the contact form on this page or social media if you'd like a copy of the leaflet or if you're hoping to call in tomorrow. I'll save you a slice of cake! 

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Only 2 weeks to go!

I'm sure by now that you've heard me talk about Blue Sunday...? Well I hope so.

A few years ago I decided something needed to be done to mark M.E. Awareness weeke each year. Something that even us sufferers could get behind and participate in. So I held my first virtual tea party and had family and friends come round for afternoon tea. I asked for the price they'd expect to pay for a pot of tea and a slice of cake in a coffee shop.

This year the event has been adopted by The ME Association and I have a small team of people across the country who have decided to host their own tea parties, both online and in real life. We are already well on our way to smashing last year's £880+!

You can join the team or sponsor one of us by visiting our JustGivng Team Page here https://www.justgiving.com/teams/BlueSundayMEA

I hope to see as many of you as possible at the 'real life' event I'm hosting. Let me know if you'd like details. If not I'm sure I'll see you online. We'll be using the hashtags #BlueSunday #teapartyforME and #virtualteapartyforME on social media and I have a Facebook event page here https://www.facebook.com/events/704704026311456/