Blue Sunday is an annual tea party created by Anna to raise awareness of ME and money for ME charities whilst enjoying some cake.
In 2016 Anna wrote for us… “For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Anna. I’m a 27 year old history graduate turned full-time poorly person who suffers with M.E/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I was diagnosed in 2010 and am still affected every minute of every day. I started ‘Blue Sunday’ in 2013 as a way of fundraising and raising awareness of M.E. I felt something was needed to commemorate International M.E. Awareness Week each May but, as M.E. sufferers are so restricted by their ill health, the ‘conventional’ methods of fundraising, such a running a marathon, weren’t appropriate. Many of us are still able to drink tea and eat cake though. I for one would go so far as saying I’m actually very good at it! So the ‘Blue Sunday’ tea party was born. I invited friends and family to join me for afternoon tea and asked for small donations of the price people would expect to pay for a pot of tea and a slice of cake in a coffee shop. As many of my fellow sufferers are too poorly to travel, I held a virtual tea party too, where people could join in online. I uploaded photos and videos of the event being held at home so that even those stuck in bed on the other side of the world could join in.”
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Total raised so far
Smile For ME joined in celebrating Blue Sunday in 2020 and so far £1416.58 has been raised to help us continue sending Smiles to those affected by ME.
Tea party for ME
Thank you to Anna for creating a wonderful event for the ME community and thank you to everyone who gets involved and chooses to support us.