'I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here' winner and Eastenders actress, Charlie Brooks, hosted a majestic tea party for deserving mothers this morning as she launched CLIC Sargent's new national fundraising campaign for mums, the Great Mums Get Together.
Recently crowned 'Queen of The Jungle', Charlie is also calling on great British mums across the UK to have a cuppa with friends, bake some cakes and simply have fun whilst spending time with their own children, family and friends to raise money for CLIC Sargent, the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people.
Eastenders favourite, Charlie, hosted elevenses for five mothers whose children are currently undergoing treatment, and heard about their direct experience with childhood cancer and how they had been supported by the charity. The event, which took place at one of the charity's Homes from Home, Paul's House, Euston, saw guests enjoy tea, sandwiches, pastries and other tasty treats donated by Pink Cooker Cupcakes, North London.
The tea party was held to launch the Great Mums Get Together, which will be rolled out for one week every year, and starts on Mother’s Day. This year's event runs from Sunday 10 March to Sunday 17 March in 2013.
Commenting on launching the fundraising campaign, Charlie said: "It is an honour to help CLIC Sargent launch the new Great Mums Get Together campaign and I would urge mums across the country to embrace the spirit of the initiative and do what they can to support young cancer patients and have a great time whilst supporting a great cause."
"Like most mums, I love getting together with friends and having a laugh so this event is a great way to harness that whilst raising money. I can't imagine what some mums must go through when a child is diagnosed with cancer, so the fact that this campaign will support them is fantastic."
Laura Densem, National Events Manager for CLIC Sargent said: "We're delighted to have the support of Charlie for the Great Mums Get Together. The campaign encourages mums to hold any type of event, from cake sales and coffee mornings to dinner parties or pamper nights, and have a great time knowing that all the money raised from their event will make a real difference to families affected by childhood cancer. CLIC Sargent couldn't possibly provide the practical, emotional and financial support we offer families without the backing of great mums who do great things for us."
To find out more about the Great Mums Get Together 2013 go to www.clicsargent.co.uk/gettogether or call 08451 206 658 to register for your fundraising pack.