Drink tea, eat cake and change lives

Celebrate and support women affected by leprosy by hosting a life-changing tea!

What better excuse to get together with your friends for an afternoon of tea, cake and fundraising?

You could turn tea into dignity and independence

£3, the price of a cup of tea and a biscuit, could send a Community Champion to teach a woman affected by leprosy how to care for her body and prevent disabilities.

£13, the price for coffee and cake for two, could train a new female Community Champion to recognise the symptoms of leprosy and refer women for treatment.

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It’s as easy as 1, 2… tea!

Making a success of your life-changing tea couldn’t be easier.

All you have to do is keep the hot drinks flowing, ensure you bake or buy lots of tasty treats like scones and cakes for all of your guests, and simply ask for a donation in return.

You will have a lovely time with your guests and the icing on the cake is that the funds you raise will fight healthcare inequality and help women in India, Bangladesh and Mozambique access leprosy treatment easily.

Currently, gender inequality is affecting women's access to treatment - your fundraising could help us train more female community Champions to diagnose and treat these hidden women.

Sign up to host a Life-Changing Tea party

Simply fill in our form and we'll send you a pack in the post to help make your tea party a piece of cake!

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Ann Lloyd-Jones from Liverpool held a life-changing tea and managed to raise over £600:

I think many people believe that leprosy is a thing of the past and have no idea of the suffering it still causes so I wanted to promote Lepra's work and the way it gives people new hope and a new life through fighting not just the disease but, the prejudice and poverty it brings with it. We had a struggle to limit the numbers to 40 as we couldn't seat any more people!

Top tipsAnns life-changing tea for Lepra

To make your tea party a sweet success we’ve got a few pointers:

  • Choosing the right venue – if you plan to host a large tea it might be ideal to use a church hall or community centre instead
  • Invite everyone – whether it’s family, friends or neighbours, invite everyone to your life-changing tea!

Ann said: 

It was a wonderful afternoon with such a mix of our own and our daughter's friends and we left lots of leaflets and collection boxes around.

    • Raising money – we want you to be able to raise as much money as possible to help the women we work with, tell everyone it’s a fundraising event, and make sure you put out the collection boxes we send in your pack!
    • A helping hand – you want your tea to be as successful as possible so ask your friends to help out
    • Prepare some sarnies - it's best to precede the sweet treats with some savoury snacks
    • Ann Lloyd-Jones quote about her life-changing tea eventGet baking – cakes, cupcakes, tray bakes, biscuits, scones… the more the merrier! Don’t forget you can find some unique recipes in our Lepra cook book or try one of our supporter's Ann's scone recipe

Want to promote your life-changing tea party?

Your pack will come complete with posters - but if you can't wait for it to arrive simply download our poster from here, print them off and share the word!

How to get the money to us

You can get the money to us in a number of ways - just see our ways to donate page.

Or you can donate to us through Just Giving!

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