May sees the launch of an exciting new TSA fundraising initiative: Tea and Scones for TSC, and we would love as many of you as possible to get involved. The campaign will run during TSC Awareness Week (May 13-19) and we want individuals, schools, companies and community groups holding scone bake sales and afternoon tea parties to raise money for families affected by TSC.
Here’s how you can help:
Ask your child’s school if they will put a date in the diary w/c May 15th for a Tea and Scones for TSC event. It could be a simple scone bake sale or if children bake scones that week as part of their DT curriculum activity, they could ask family members for a contribution to the TSA when they take them home for eating!
Talk to your colleagues at work about organising a Tea and Scones for TSC event – tea and scones could be available for a contribution at a break time, or you could go the whole hog and put on a full cream tea…
If you are part of a community group such as a WI group or retirement group, please ask them to include a Tea and Scones for TSC event in their calendar for May, and if you would like to organise your own individual tea party, let your friends know an invitation will be coming their way.
And there will be a prize for the individual or group who holds their Tea and Scones for TSC in the most unusual place – half the way up a mountain, in a swimming pool, on the top deck of a bus – just let your imagination run riot!
The fundraising activity will form part of the TSC Awareness Week campaign, when we will be looking to raise awareness of TSC as a condition throughout the UK across all media. We will be looking for families to tell their stories about living with TSC, largely in the press, on radio and on video.
If you feel you can help by telling your story, please CONTACT ISOBEL, our SCAN editor. Isobel would love to hear as soon as possible from anyone willing so that we can plan effectively, whether you are personally going to organise an event around Tea
and Scones for TSC or just happy for your story to be told.
Tea and Scones for TSC information packs will include scone recipe ideas, fundraising ideas, a press release template and tea party invitations.
You can really help us raise awareness of TSC and make a difference, so let’s get baking!
Tea and Scones for TSC Photographic Competition 2013
Send us your photos of your tea and scones parties, and we will put the best ones up on the website and our TSA Facebook page!
And there will be a prize of a £100 John Lewis voucher for the best photo submitted under the theme of “Tea and Scones in Unusual Places”, so get snapping! CLICK HERE for full photo competition details and rules.