Tea drinkers raises awareness of Ovarian Cancer

30 March 2009

Did you know that drinking at least two Eve Appeal Charity Eventcups of tea a day lowers the risk of ovarian cancer? To promote this, sisters Lorraine and Alison Kent from Teddington are holding a Make Time for Tea fund-raising event at The Tea Box, 7 Paradise Road, Richmond, Surrey TW9 1RX on the 12 April.

The all-day event, in aid of the Eve Appeal which funds groundbreaking research into gynaecological cancers, will help raise funds for ovarian cancer research and boost awareness of the disease. This cancer is known as a silent killer, as there are no main symptoms, and if left untreated it can be fatal. Research, however, has shown that the antioxidants founEveAppeal_120409_Webversiond in tea have been scientifically proven to limit the development of cancer.

For every glass of Eve’s Temptation bought on the day, The Tea Box will donate 50p directly to the Eve Appeal. The specialist tea blend developed by The Tea Box is a mouthwatering blend of hot apple juice, white tea and ginger that provides the perfect spring detox. What’s more, if buy a 100g of any loose leaf tea or have one of The Tea Box’s lovely afternoon teas or high teas in the tea house, they will donate 10% directly to the appeal.

Lorraine, Alison and The Tea Box are supporting The Eve Appeal because it truly is a silent killer that few people are aware of. We want to make this event as much fun and as rewarding as possible for everyone who takes part throughout the day purchasing pins and teas, as well as learning more about tea and its importance in maintaining a healthy well-balanced diet.

We are holding it on Easter Sunday from 10am until 6.30pm in the hope it will raise more awareness of the disease while allowing as many people as possible to take part in the event.


Notes to editors:
The Eve Appeal was set up to save women’s lives by funding groundbreaking research into gynaecological cancers. Its current focus is to develop effective methods of prediction, detection, treatment and care of ovarian cancer.
The world-leading research that is funded by The Eve Appeal aims to identify techniques that could halve deaths from ovarian cancer.
Publicly launched in 2005 with a target of raising £5 million in five years, The Eve Appeal is on course to achieve this target.

For further information about the fund-raising event, please contact Alison Kent (alikent@hotmail.com) or Lorraine Kent at (lorraine_kent@hotmail.co.uk)

For information about Ovarian cancer, please contact Ovacome; the UK-wide support network providing information and support for everyone affected by ovarian cancer. Visit www.ovacome.org.uk
Or call 020 7380 9589, Monday to Friday 9.00am- 4.00pm

For further information: Jane Lyons on 07831683307 or comms@eveappeal.org.uk
Liz Engel on 0208 663 1040 or pressoffice@eveappeal.org.uk

For photographs of Eve’s Tempation, afternoon tea or tea packaging please contact jemma@theteabox.co.uk or on 020 8940 3521/07905 643 914.

The Tea Box was founded in October 2007 by Jemma Swallow and Mike De Souza in response to a lack of establishments on the high street where you can buy a great cup of tea. Providing the perfect antidote to a plethora of coffee shops, The Tea Box serves and sells a wide range of exquisite loose leaf teas from some of the best tea gardens in the world. www.theteabox.co.uk; tea-ring; 020 7940 3521 tea-mail: info@theteabox.co.uk