NEWS 7th Mar 2014

Tea by the Sea 2017

Picture used by kind permission of artist Nikky Corker;
Picture used by kind permission of artist Nikky Corker;

Put the kettle on for your Tea by the Sea 2017!

If you are interested then download the Tea by the Sea pack or contact us via the form - please see the bottom of this page.

What is it??

A simple but incredibly effective initiative, Tea by the Sea is a great opportunity for sailing clubs (or other groups) to attract new members, to boost the enthusiasm of existing members and to have some fun, whilst making a real difference for people living with cancer.

The scheme requires that you hold a tea party on any day, weekend or weekday, during the month of May (or at any other time during the summer if you prefer) and donate the proceeds to Sail 4 Cancer. Now in its eighth year, Tea by the Sea has proved to be a great success for sailing clubs throughout the UK, with many using the idea as a springboard for other events, such as a "Try Sailing" day for the general public, a day of fun races for existing members or a pirate themed Open Day.

Montrose SC Tea by the Sea

Alternatively you can simply add a Tea to an existing event, providing a cuppa and some homemade cakes at an open day or regatta weekend with a collection box for donations. Whatever you plan, you can do it in the knowledge that the funds raised will be used to help improve the quality of life for individuals and families in the UK living with cancer.

Tea servers at South Shields SC

Support from the charity

Sail 4 Cancer are happy to help you plan and promote your event. Local press and radio have always been very supportive, and one year even saw a local TV crew turn up at one of the parties! For the Tea itself we can provide a variety of Sail 4 Cancer goodies to help boost your fundraising.

How do I get involved?

Glasson SC Tea Ladies

If your yacht or sailing club, business, school or group and would like to hold a Tea by the Sea event then please download the Tea by the Sea 2015 pack and contact Sail 4 Cancer to register your event. You will then be entitled to receive fundraising materials and advice to help your event to be a success plus it will be publicised on the Sail 4 Cancer website. We can also update you with any new ideas, tips and suggestions and possibly provide you with some goodies to sell on the day.

What if we are not based by the Sea?

Upper Thames SC Tea by the Thames 2011
That's not a problem; anyone, anywhere can support Sail 4 Cancer's Tea by the Sea and help raise funds. You may not live by the sea, but why not create a seaside theme to your event; you could try out some rum flap jacks and dress up like a pirate and hand out our nautical puzzles to your guests. Or have a "Cake by the Lake" instead!!

Download your Free information pack here

Picture used by kind permission of artist Nikky Corker;
For advice on how to plan your event, how to promote it and maximise the funds you raise - and how to ensure it all runs smoothly on the day, click on the download button - or use the contact form if you have problems downloading the pack.
 Tea by the Sea pack 2014 (2.38 MB)

If you would like to be involved with Tea by the Sea 2015

or have any questions about it, please contact Sail 4 Cancer using the contact form below:

 Contact form

Sail 4 Cancer would like to say a heartfelt thank you for all the hard work and effort that was put in by sailing and yacht clubs to make Tea by the Sea 2014 such a success.

The money raised last year from Tea by the Sea 2014 was equivalent to that needed to fund more than 80 respite days - that means 80 days of families sailing, relaxing and enjoying time together forgetting about cancer for a while. It also sounds as if the clubs who took part thoroughly enjoyed themselves too, in spite of some rather unseasonal weather at times. Lynn Ison, Secretary, Morecambe & Heysham Yacht Club, said, "What a fantastic day we had! Our small clubhouse was absolutely packed and the atmosphere was amazing! We raised just over £330 in 2 hrs for Sail 4 Cancer!"

Who took part in 2014?

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