Action Medical Research to repeat sweet success of cream tea delivery | Action Medical Research

Children’s charity to repeat sweet success of cream tea delivery

1 July 2015

Cream tea lovers will have a fresh chance to indulge this summer when children’s charity Action Medical Research runs its hugely popular cream teas in a box scheme for a second time.

After the sweet success of its first delivery, which saw thousands of cream teas delivered to homes, schools and workplaces around the country, the charity is running a second delivery in August.

Action Medical Research is calling on residents and businesses across the country to take a break and enjoy a cuppa as part of its unique fundraising campaign.

Its delicious British cream teas in a box – which contain scones, Tiptree strawberry jam, Rodda’s Cornish clotted cream and three strawberry crème chocolates, as well as the more traditional Yorkshire Tea, knife and serviette – will be delivered on Friday 7 August 2015.

Now’s the time to sign up for the perfect afternoon pick-me-up, which comes in a box priced just £6 - get them before they’re scone!   

“The reaction to our initial cream teas in a box campaign on 18 June was so overwhelming that we’ve decided to bring the deliveries back by popular demand,” says Tracey Edwards, Action’s Cream Tea Events Manager.

“All you have to do is order by Thursday, 30 July, and your cream tea will be delivered to your door on Friday, 7 August. The minimum order is for 10 boxes, so why not get together with friends or colleagues to share a delicious treat and raise funds for sick babies and children?

“It’s also the perfect way to say thank you to someone by giving them the chance to take a break and put the kettle on while our scrumptious cream teas are delivered to the door.”

Research is the key to saving many children from a lifetime of suffering, yet surprisingly, medical research into conditions that devastate children’s lives is poorly funded. Ordering one of Action Medical Research’s cream teas in a box will help the charity’s work to save and change the lives of babies and children.

Action Medical Research is currently funding research around stillbirth, epilepsy, meningitis, cerebral palsy and brain cancer, as well as some rare and distressing conditions that severely affect children.

For more information on Action’s cream teas, visit

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** Please note our Cream Tea Events Manager Tracey Edwards is available
for interview **

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For a high-res pic of Action’s mascot Paddington Bear with a scone and marmalade, please click on the link below:

For high-res images of Action supporter and celebrity chef Lesley Waters preparing to enjoy a cream tea, please click on the links below:

For further information on Cream Teas and Action Medical Research contact:

Ellie Evans, Fundraising Communications Officer

T: 01403 327480



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Action Medical Research is a leading UK-wide charity working to save and change children’s lives through medical research. We believe that the diseases that devastate the lives of so many of our children can be beaten. We have been funding medical breakthroughs since we began in 1952 like the first polio vaccines in the UK, ultrasound in pregnancy and the rubella vaccine – helping to save thousands of children’s lives and change many more.

Just one breakthrough, however small, can mean the world. Charity reg. nos 208701 and SC039284.

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