We had our biggest ever Strawberry Tea fundraiser for Breast Cancer Care on Friday 19th May in Caledonian Park and raised an astonishing £1000. Over 300 children, from babies to 11 years old, and their families came together dressed in pink and red to have fun and fundraise. There was much joy and laughter, as the children enjoyed jumping on bouncy castles, riding on donkeys, dancing around the maypole, playing sports and games, enjoying face painting, running through giant bubbles, getting their picture taken with the Arsenal football team mascot, Gunnersaurus. Strawberry Tea meant piles of strawberries to eat with their family picnics, many parents baked delicious goodies to sell at the cake stall, and the judges had a hard time choosing winners from the 21 amazing entries to the Bake Off competition, which were sold after judging. Willow Spencer, aged 11, won first prize in the Bake Off. The event culminated with a spectacular raffle with prizes generously donated by The Gower School parents and local businesses.
Principal Miss Emma Gowers said: “We had an amazing community effort for this event from children, parents and our hard working staff team, and I am very proud of everyone’s determination to raise as much as possible for Breast Cancer Care, whilst having so much fun. We all work very hard, and I think family events like this are important – they are the things which we remember from our childhoods.”
All the proceeds will go to Breast Cancer Care, which is the UK’s leading provider of information, practical assistance and emotional support for anyone affected by breast cancer. All their services are free and provided by specialist staff alongside trained volunteers who have had or been closely affected by breast cancer. They are also committed to campaigning for better treatment and support for people with breast cancer. You can see more pictures from the event on our Facebook page.