As you may know by now I am having a charity tea party in ‘celebration’ of M.E. Awareness week. My closest friends and family are coming over for an afternoon of tea and cake on Sunday 11th May, now dubbed Blue Sunday. (The awareness colour for ME/CFS is blue.)
As I have made so many good and great friends online I am also holding a virtual tea party so that they too can feel like they are joining in. I’ll be posting pictures on the Facebook event page and using the hashtag #BlueSunday on Twitter and Instagram so they can be a part of the action.
I’m trying to be super organised so that I won’t have anything at all to do in the week (or two) running up to Blue Sunday. The bunting is made (I gave up on the sewing machine and used paper instead!) The tea sets are clean and the cake forks (ooo how posh) have been counted. I’ve even gone as far as to decide what I’ll be wearing so that’s one less thing to think about on the day. Military precision my friends. I now have just over a week to rest. Or worry and overthink and get my knickers in a twist about whether I am as prepared as I think I am.
I really would love it if you could pop by. I’ve heard from people who are going to gather their own friends and family together for tea and cake in an effort to join in. Many others are still confused about what a virtual party actually is! It’s just the chance to sit online on a Sunday afternoon chatting to people in the same boat and eating cake at the same time. It’s nothing special. Just a chance to come together for M.E. awareness week.
Anyone who donates or attends (ie. they post a picture or comment about them stuffing their face with tea and cake on the 11th) will be entered into the prize draw to win 1 of 7 prizes. The prize draw will take place on the evening of the 11th and prizes will be sent out as soon as possible after the draw. (These prizes are for anyone who joins in with the virtual tea party, with huge thanks to those who have so kindly offered them. I am so overwhelmed by people’s kindness.) If you are a winner I will need your address so that your prize can be forwarded to you.
There is also the chance to win something by guessing how many smarties are in the milk bottle. Guess correctly and I’ll send the bottle of deliciousness to you!
Go on, give it a go! Send me your guess and your full name via social media
All that’s left for me (and by me I mean everyone else) to do is bake bake bake! I really hope you’re able to pop by on Facebook or Twitter or Instagram.
So I shall see you on Sunday 11th May! There’s no set time but the tea party at my house os starting about 2pm UK time.
You can donate by texting TEAP50 £3 to 70070 or visit the Just Giving page.
Donate/attend to win one of the 7 prizes below: (1 of 3 wish bracelets. 1 wish bracelet plus flower necklace and bracelet. A £10 Hug Box. Subscription to The Pillow Fort magazine. Spoon jar keyring/necklace.)
|With thanks to Sarah and Lucie
|With thanks to the Pillow Fort team and Robert