Lauren Matthews

The bakers tea party welcomes you!

Everybody loves cake whether it's chocolate, lemon or Victoria sponge. What’s yours? Personally I am partial to a slice of chocolate cake! So the all important question is going to be do you want tea or coffee with your cake?

Family Fund are organising a Great Family Fund Tea Party involving people across the country. We are raising funds so that Family Fund can help even more families across the UK.

Family Fund, even though they are funded by UK government, private donations etc still need and rely on the great fundraising efforts made by countless people. The Great Family Fund Tea Party is just one way that you could help at home or at work.

Firstly what is Family Fund I hear you say.... well it’s an organisation that:

Since 1973 has helped thousands of families who are raising a disabled or seriously ill child.

One of the UK's biggest charities
Providing grants for items that could benefit families like washing machines, bedding, clothing, sensory toys, family breaks
By providing a wealth of information to families on other help and services that are/could be available to them locally, regionally or nationally.

Families who raise a disabled child have many challenges. Some more so than others. We juggle hospital appointments; pay for childcare or after school/breakfast clubs so that we can make appointment times on time. Those of us who work have to sometimes take unpaid days off to attend appointments. We as parents administer medication; we care for our children as a parent and as a carer.

So please give generously and I will start on the baking to get raising funds!

Lauren :)

Lauren Matthews