Settle tea drinkers are being urged to drink tea and eat cake for charity as part of this year’s National Tea Break. A tea break event, hosted by Jackie Cole and Chris Fontenille at the King William the fourth Guest House, will raise money for Yorkshire-based national charity Epilepsy Action.
Guest house owners Jackie and Chris decided to organise the event, which is on Friday 26 October, after being inspired by a recent guest. Graeme Richardson, from Horsforth in Leeds, stayed at the guest house while raising money for Epilepsy Action at the recent Jane Tomlinson Walk for All. Graeme has epilepsy and will be supporting the tea break at the guest house on the day.
The event will take place from 10.30am to 5.00pm at King William the fourth Guest House, High Street. Tea and homemade cakes will be available in the Dining Room throughout the day in return for donations to Epilepsy Action. It is hoped the event will raise around £200 for the charity.
Jackie Cole, from King William the fourth Guest House, said: “We’ve been inspired to raise a few pounds for Epilepsy Action after one of our guests told us about the charity. We have only lived in Settle since February so hope this event will be a good way for us to enjoy tea and cake with local people, while raising money for a good cause. Everyone is welcome.”
Michael White, fundraising events officer at Epilepsy Action, said: “It’s great to hear that one of our fundraisers has inspired others to get involved. Thanks to Graeme and everyone at King William the fourth Guest House for supporting Epilepsy Action. The money raised will help us to continue to provide vital advice and information for people affected by epilepsy.”
The money raised from this event will help to support Epilepsy Action’s work all over the UK. The charity campaigns to improve epilepsy services and raise awareness of epilepsy. It also provides a national network of support groups, funds a specialist nurse scheme, holds regular regional conferences and has a freephone and email helpline.
Epilepsy affects around one in every 100 people in the UK and 87 people are diagnosed with the condition every day. In the Yorkshire and Humber region, over 40,000 people live with epilepsy. Last year Epilepsy Action directly helped 1.1 million people through its range of services.
For more information about the National Tea Break at King William the fourth Guest House, call Jackie or Chris on 01729 268 152 or email firstname.lastname@example.org For more information about epilepsy and Epilepsy Action, visit www.epilepsy.org.uk