What is Blue Sunday?
Blue Sunday is an annual tea party event created by Anna to raise awareness of ME and money for ME charities whilst enjoying some cake.
How to join in
- Dig out your best cup & saucers
- Wear something blue
- Have a slice of cake, or two
- Donated the price you’d pay in a cafe to an ME charity
- Post a photo of your little tea party set up on social media
- Join others online as they do the same from their own homes
Blue Sunday history
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.”
Support Smile For ME
We really appreciate your kind support as it enables us to continue sending Smiles to those affected by ME. If you would like to donate to us all the ways you can do so are listed on our Donate page. Thanks to your support so far Blue Sunday has raised an incredible amount of money for us.
2020 = £380
2021 = £1036.58
2022 = £1739.85
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.