When I was looking for something to do to raise funds for the Motor Neurone Disease association, afternoon tea was an instant hit as it’s one of my favourite things to do in London. Tea, sandwiches, cakes and scones with the company of your friends is a great combination! I’ve enjoyed a few in my time in this city so I definitely had some good inspiration.
You may have seen in some of my recent posts preparing for the event, trialling muffin recipes, rummaging around Portobello Road Market and learning more about Motor Neurone Disease association and its mission. I’m a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to events and had to stop myself from spending even more time preparing and, even worse, getting involved in the generous contributions my friends were making.
For the final menu I chose blueberry muffins and chocolate muffins from the Hummingbird bakery cookbook; gluten-free chocolate orange cupcakes (unfortunately without the chocolate), cosmo cupcakes and red velvet cupcakes from Lola’s cupcake cookbook; and my tried and tested lemon poppy seed muffins. The contributions from my friends included two carrot cakes, a lemon and chocolate tarte, scones, whoopee pies and cake boutique cupcakes. The sandwiches were courtesy of my lovely housemates. There was A LOT to enjoy and I definitely made everyone take a goody bag home, spreading sugary goodness around and out of the city this weekend!
It was a great afternoon which has so far raised a nice £305 for the Association, this equates to:
- 19 adapted cutlery sets, or;
- laboratory equipment for six days of vital research into finding the causes of Motor Neurone Disease, or;
- the operation of the MND Connect support and information helpline for one day.
A big thank you to everyone who donated!! I know these funds will mean a lot to the charity and those receiving their support.
I’m looking for more fundraising event ideas so if you have any suggestions get in touch or comment below! I’m also happy to share any more preparation details for the event!