We had the pleasure of taking part in the annual Action Medical Research Cream Teas campaign last month. The Horsham-based children’s charity invited people across the country to take a break and enjoy a cup of tea and a scone to raise money for the vital work the it does.
The initiative was launched in 2014 and has helped raise more than £190,000 over that time. The charity itself funds ground-breaking medical research to help sick babies and children. It was founded in 1952 by Duncan Guthrie who was determined to find a cure for polio. A condition that affected a huge number of children including Duncan’s daughter, Janet.
Due to research funded by Action Medical Research, the first oral polio vaccine was created which eradicated new cases of the disease in the UK. The charity has spent over £117 million on projects throughout the UK since is began and is changing the lives of thousands of children.
We had a great time enjoying our afternoon tea and were happy to be able to support a local charity!