A WOMAN from Westbury, is encouraging local people to throw a tea party and brew up a bumper donation, in support of anti-poverty charity, the Trussell Trust.
Yvonne King is a committed supporter of the Trussell Trust and later this year she plans to celebrate her 70th birthday by performing a tandem skydive in honour of her late sister who passed away last year from Covid, to help raise vital funds for the charity.
She is also urging people across Wiltshire to host a Tea for Trussell tea party. The event is an opportunity for friends, families and colleagues to get together over a cuppa and cake – to help raise vital funds and end the need for food banks in the UK.
Fundraisers can choose to host an event at home with their nearest and dearest or raise their mugs virtually with loved ones – whatever is your cup of tea!
“From superstar cake-makers to those who prefer to buy their baked goods – Tea for Trussell is a fun way for groups to get together over a brew and a bite to eat, while making a difference to thousands of people in crisis,” said Yvonne.
“I wasn’t sure about which charity to raise money for until I discovered [lifestyle bloggers] Mark and Roxanne Hoyle – also known as ‘LadBaby’ – and how much incredible work they do to for Trussell Trust.
“It’s tough to hear about people needing to use food banks to get by – but together, we can all make a difference and help build a UK where everyone can afford the basics.”
The Trussell Trust supports a nationwide network of more than 1,300 food bank centres – including 11 in Wiltshire – which provides support to people locked in poverty and campaigns for change to end the need for food banks in the UK. Food banks in Wiltshire, distributed 11,366 emergency food parcels to people facing crisis in the local area between April 2020 and March 2021.
But with the help of supporters and fundraisers across Wiltshire, the Trussell Trust is determined to create a future where no one in the UK needs to use a food bank. All funds raised from Tea for Trussell even will help the charity work towards its vision of a country where everyone can afford the essentials in life.
Kate Merrifield, events Engagement manager at the Trussell Trust, said, “We are incredibly grateful to Yvonne for supporting Tea for Trussell. Hosting your own tea party is a brilliant way to bring friends, families and colleagues together this summer, while raising vital funds to end the need for food banks.
“We all know that some of the best conversations happen over brew – which is why a cup of tea is also at the heart of our food bank network. The warm welcome of a cuppa has the power to spark conversation and offer support to people coming into the food bank, while helping to uncover and address the underlying issues of poverty.
“It’s not right that any of us need to use a food bank but we know that this can change. That’s why we’re urging everyone across Edinburgh to put the kettle on and get their loved ones involved in this exciting event. Whether you prefer your tea milky or black, with sugar or without, builders’ brew or a masala chai – anything goes, as long as you’re having fun! Now is the perfect time to raise both a cuppa and donations, so that together we can build a hunger free future.”
Signing up is a piece of cake. Get your free fundraising pack full of top tips and recipes at: trusselltrust.org/teafortrussell or email email@example.com