Strawberry tea supports charity

The strawberry season is with us and I’m writing to ask readers to host a Strawberry Tea Party for Breast Cancer Care – the only UK-wide specialist support charity.

A strawberry tea is simple. Just spoil your guests with sweet treats, add some fragrant strawberries, keep the tea flowing and ask for a donation in return.

I believe my sister, Lynn, who had breast cancer, would have been delighted with a strawberry tea.

She delighted in everything that life offers, from Scrabble to strawberries, and she always used to mimic our mother Rachel “It’s only a little sugar and a little cream and butter.”

Whatever you raise will make a huge difference – just £2 provides a headscarf for a woman who has lost her hair during treatment.

To register to take part, go to the website www.breastcancercare.org.uk/kettle anytime before Sunday, August 31 or call 0870 164 9422.

Vanessa Redgrave CBE