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Tea & SCones for TSC

Get baking to raise funds and support people living with Tuberous Sclerosis Complex

Tea & SCones for TSC is our flagship annual event focused on boosting awareness of TSC and raising funds for the TSA.

It’s all about drinking tea, baking/eating scones (or any treats you fancy) and raising awareness about TSC and the TSA with everyone you know. At the same time, you will be helping us raise much needed funds so that the TSA can continue in our vital work supporting people affected by TSC.

In 2020, Tea & SCones for TSC is going virtual and we want you and everyone else in the community and beyond to get involved!

Coronavirus and social distancing isn’t going to stop us – this year, we’re asking you to bring Tea & SCones for TSC into your homes and to take part virtually!

How do I get involved?

Hosting your own Tea & SCones for TSC event in the home couldn’t be simpler.

In just a few easy steps, you can make a massive step in helping to raise awareness of TSC and funding for the TSA:

1. Tell everyone you know that you’re taking part, and that they should too! Don’t forget to let us know also (fundraising@tuberous-sclerosis.org)

2. Decide what you’re going to bake (or get pre-made from the shop, we won’t tell anyone). We have some great recipes for simple scones and ketogenic scones here, but remember that Tea & SCones can be as simple as a mug of tea and a biscuit

3. Share any pictures of films in the lead-up to your chosen day on social media, using #TeaSConesTSC, perhaps of practice baking runs

4. On your chosen day – post pictures of your Tea & SCones for TSC home event, using #TeaSConesTSC. Encourage people to re-share your posts and to give generously to help support people living with TSC

5. Say a big thank you to everyone that you know who either re-shares pictures of your sweet treats or generously gives to the TSA

If everyone who took part in Tea & SCones for TSC posted their pictures on social media and also donated £10, the impact on people affected by TSC could be huge!

What if I don’t have time to put on a big event?

Your Tea & SCones for TSC event can be as big or small as you like. Whether you have something that lasts a full day, packed with multiple bakes and things like drawing pictures and other creative things for the kids, or a quick picture posted of an afternoon sweet treat that you are dedicating to the TSC community.

If it works for you, it will work for Tea & SCones for TSC. However, during this time of self-isolation, we hope that as many people as possible can spare even 30 minutes to make a huge difference to people affected by TSC.

What if I’m not a good baker?

We’ve got some tasty and easy to follow recipes for baking up some lovely scones (including a ketogenic-friendly version) here.

But don’t worry, it’s not about giving the British Bakeoff a run for its money. If you don’t fancy baking scones or anything else, you could just pop to the shop and get some pre-made treats.

Even a cup of tea with some biscuits or a fruit salad is enough – the event is all about raising awareness of TSC and funds for the TSA, not who is the best baker.

The difference that Tea & SCones for TSC can make

Sheila, whose granddaughter Mia lives with TSC, explains why Tea & SCones for TSC is so important:

“I’d like to say a massive thank you to everyone who is holding a Tea & SCones for TSC event.

The vital money raised from TSA campaigns like this goes towards research into TSC to help people living with the condition. People like my 12 year-old granddaughter, Mia. I would urge everyone to please generously give their time and money to support Tea & SCones for TSC.

Remember that Tea & SCones for TSC events can take place in many different places and situations. I used to be a nurse before I retired and would hold Tea and SCones events in our coffee room. The family held our own Tea & SCones for TSC party on the day of the royal wedding. We had the TV on and Mia dressed up – we had to call her Princess Meghan all day. It was hilarious!

Again, thank you from me and Mia. What you are doing makes all the difference.”

Got any questions about Tea & SCones for TSC, or any other fundraising opportunity? Get in contact with our fundraising team at fundraising@tuberous-sclerosis.org or 0300 222 5737

Make a one off or regular  donation

£10 Means that we can send a support pack to a family who has just received a life-changing TSC diagnosis, ensuring that they do not go through this time alone.

£25 Can help us develop materials that are included in our support services, flagship events or campaigns.

£50 Can provide laboratory equipment for a day’s research into the causes, symptoms, management or treatment of TSC.

To provide help for today and a cure for tomorrow