I remember the very first Breast Cancer Care event at QVC, it must have been about 1998 I guess. I loved the fundraising, the atmosphere in the studio and co-hosting with Paul Lavers and co! Nowadays it's one of our annual events of course. Hence, the trip down to Croydon this week to Anna’s house for a Strawberry Tea.
Anna is one of our co-ordinating producers – they’re the guys who help bring products to air and liaise between broadcasting, buying and guest/vendor.
Jilly and kids, me and Lauren (and Benji) and Julia all popped down to partake in her very pleasant afternoon of cakes, coffee and chat, whilst donating to a very worthwhile cause. The Strawberry Teas are quite renowned – are you having one this year? We were honoured to help choose the winning cake from the ones on the stall next to Anna.
We were very lucky with the raffle that day – I won a couple of handbags, but the kids ended up winning the teddy bear in the 'Name the Bear' contest! First they drew mine and Julia’s names out of the hat, and Jilly’s kids Cassidy and Taylor had gone on and on about wanting the bear so much, it didn’t surprise me that they finally ended up with it! Talk about manifesting your desires!
The film crew were there too, so maybe some of the footage will be shown on QVC in October.
If you're planning a Strawberry Tea, I'd love to hear from you.