People from all walks of life are being invited to boil the kettle, dust off the teapot, bake a few cakes and take part in The Big Chocolate Tea Party. The average person eats 80 chocolate bars a year and in the UK we drink an astounding 165 million cups of tea daily, proving The Big Chocolate Tea Party is perfect excuse to get together with friends, family or work colleagues over a cuppa and your favourite chocolate treat to help raise money for The Sick Children's Trust.
Joining the event this year is Mel Giedroyc, writer, performer and co-presenter of The Great British Bake Off. She said: "I am delighted to be involved in such a worthwhile campaign. I hope everyone taking part in a chocolate tea party has a brilliant time and I hope they raise lots of money to help keep families together."
The Big Chocolate Tea PartyLast year the charity raised £17,000 and has high fundraising hopes of doubling that this year with the help from its sponsor, Ringtons, who is supplying teabags for the charity's party packs.
As well as various tea parties being hosted around the country by the public, the charity has teamed up with The Chocolate Festival at Southbank Centre as its official charity. It will be hosting a Big Chocolate Tea Party with Edd Kimber ‘The Boy Who Bakes' filled with fun chocolaty arts and crafts from 11am-11.45am on Sunday 1 April 2012 and everyone is encouraged to come down and visit.
Edd says: "This event is just my cup of tea. It's a quintessentially British tea party with a chocolate twist. And as a chocoholic myself, I'm delighted to be involved. It's a lovely campaign and a great way for everyone to help families of sick children when they need support the most."
Since 2009 thousands of people across the UK and beyond have taken part in The Big Chocolate Tea Party, helping to keep families together in the charity's seven ‘Homes from Home' across the UK.
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