Last Friday I held a Paws for Tea animal charity fundraiser at my place of work, Receptional.
Paws for Tea is a nationwide initiative created by the animal charity, Blue Cross, where they ask people to host a tea party in order to raise funds to help sick, injured and homeless animals.
Once I registered my interest to host a tea party, the team at Blue Cross generously supplied me with event posters, invites, cake descriptor cards, party tips and even cake recipes by some well-known celebs.
This is the first charity event I’ve ever organised and run all by myself. Although I didn’t come up with concept, I really enjoyed every aspect of it, and hope to get involved with many more.
What did we do on the day?
Well, it wouldn’t be a tea party without copious amounts of cake. I asked my co-workers if they were able to bake or donate cakes and they really came up trumps. We had a delicious variety of cupcakes, brownies and loafs. I made a blueberry and lemon loaf cake which went down a treat.
It was an all vegan, dairy and egg free cake recipe from Ms. Cupcake – and it was still a crowd pleaser!
In fact all of the cakes were well received. I mean, it is cake after all. Here’s a selection of some of the cakes made:
Thanks to Lisahh -Jayne for providing the middle image.
Guess the owner: who owns a pet like this?
Whilst everyone was eating their way through the cakes, we played “Guess the owner” a game invented by my colleague Lisa. The aim of the game was to show a slide of someone’s pet and we had to guess who the owner is.
It was a relatively difficult game considering that we all follow each other on social media and avidly share pictures of our pets, but the person who won managed to get 6 out of 7 correct so he won a huge box of gourmet chocolates.
How much did we raise?
My wonderful team managed to raise £67.84 in just one afternoon.
Thanks again to everybody who took part and baked/donated cakes. I’m looking forward to next year’s event!