Every employee here at Treatt plc enjoyed a delicious cream tea on Friday 30th June. The 175 cream teas were all delivered in individual boxes by the Stowmarket Committee for Action Medical Research for Children.
Action Medical Research has been funding medical breakthroughs since it started in 1952. These include the first polio vaccines in the UK, ultrasound in pregnancy and the rubella vaccine – all helping to save thousands of children’s lives and change many more. The charity is currently funding research into conditions including asthma, prematurity, epilepsy, meningitis, cerebral palsy, brain cancer and some rare and distressing conditions
Action’s Cream Teas were delivered nationwide with an army of volunteers helping to pack the boxes. Locally deliveries were made to Stowmarket, Needham Market, Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds and outlying areas. Last year they raised nearly £55,000 with more than 6,000 boxes delivered across the UK.
Each cream tea in a box included:
• 2 delicious scones
• Roddas Cornish clotted cream
• Tiptree Strawberry Preserve
• Yorkshire Tea Bag
• Serviette and Knife
Jo Mapston, Treatt’s global head of HR comments, “This fits so well with our culture and business ethos which is to support our local community wherever we can. We are proud to be able to help such an important charity.
Ensuring that Treatt is an enjoyable and fun place to work is our top priority and we are always looking for ways of showing our appreciation to our staff. This yummy gift certainly seems to have been very well received today.”
Director of Fundraising for Action Medical Research Jenny Edwards says: “We have been running our #CreamTeas campaign for many years now and I am delighted that so many people have once again supported us. The work and effort that has gone into providing these delicious afternoon teas by our wonderful Stowmarket Committee is outstanding and we really appreciate their support.”
Orders for this year’s Action Cream Teas are now closed, but the campaign is due to return next year. You can read more about the charity here https://www.action.org.uk