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Unfortunately, due to the ongoing pandemic our cream teas are taking another year off. However, we'd love for you to still get involved by baking at home and hosting an afternoon tea with friends and family. Click on the link below to find out more.

Please email us at creamtea@action.org.uk to be added to the mailing list for any future deliveries and we'll keep you in the loop!

 

scone with cream and jam

The Basics

What's in
the box

  • 2 x classic plain scones (Gluten free available)
  • Rodda's Cornish clotted cream 40g
  • 2 x Tiptree strawberry preserve (28g - each)
  • Yorkshire tea (individually wrapped teabag)
  • Knife and serviette (Birchwood and recycled)

Over 1,000 babies die each year in the UK due to premature birth

It’s the biggest killer of children under five. So we’re fighting back. Help us fund ground-breaking medical research to save lives. Together we will find the answers.
A simple thing like cream tea can help a child like Wilfred…

Wilfred

Wilfred's story

For Imogen and her husband Euan, their son Wilfred’s sunny nature and enjoyment of family life are especially precious because born extremely prematurely and then suffering from dangerous bowel disease necrotising enterocolitis (NEC), they feared they would lose him.

1 in 13 babies are born prematurely in the UK every year, that is over 60,000. Wilfred was born at just 25 weeks and four days, weighing a tiny 2lb 6oz.

Imogen fully supports the work that Action Medical Research does. “There’s lots of support available when you’re in hospital but actually you want to know that research is there to help ensure that people don’t have to go through premature birth in the first place.”

"Thanks for organising, very well executed"

Vicky, 2019 supporter

"The perfect way to combine a nice afternoon for staff whilst contributing to a worthwhile cause"

Jo, 2019 supporter

"The scones were as tasty as ever"

Ann, 2019 supporter

Campaign Statistics

75 projects fighting for little lives; 19, 558 scones scoffed, 509kg of jam dolloped and 391kg of cream enjoyed.
16k Scones Scoffed last year

Over £248,000 raised funding groundbreaking medical research that could go on to benefit millions

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Would you be able to send me a poster so that I can advertise in my community/workplace?
A: Absolutely! Please email creamtea@action.org.uk and we will send you a PDF to print

Q: When do you require the order by?
A: The deadline for orders is TBC

Q. When will my cream teas be delivered?
A. Parcelforce will deliver your cream teas by midday on date TBC. Please note Parcelforce are unable to give an exact time of delivery but will email you a tracking link to use on the day. Parcelforce are unable to phone ahead of delivery.

Q. Can I track my order?
A. Yes, Parcelforce will email you a link to track your delivery on the morning of the delivery.

Q. Do you provide gluten free scones?
A. Yes, please let us know how many gluten free boxes you require in the ‘Gluten free requirements’ box at the checkout.

Q: Are the cream teas suitable for vegetarians?
A: Yes, the ingredients from the Tiptree strawberry jam and Rodda's clotted cream (made from 100% milk) are all suitable for vegetarians. Unfortunately, we don’t have an alternative version for vegans.

. Do you cater for any other dietary requirements?
A. Unfortunately, we are only able to offer gluten free scones.

Q: What is your minimum order?
A: Our minimum order is 10 boxes per address

Q: How much plastic is in the cream teas box?
A: The box will contain a wooden knife and a recycled brown napkin. The boxes themselves are also recyclable as are the glass jam jars. We are doing all we can to be mindful of the amount of single-use plastic used. The scones do come in plastic packaging for hygiene reasons during packing and to keep them fresh and the Roddas cream is in a plastic pot. However that should be accepted by your local council for recycling (except for the removable film top). We are working hard to do all we can to ensure this is an environmentally friendly product for the future. 

Q: How much of the £6.50 goes to your charity?
A: From each box costing £6.50, £3.70 (57%) goes towards finding and funding the very best research to help change and save babies and children’s lives. The additional £2.80 covers the cost of the contents of the box and delivery. We are lucky to receive generous support from our volunteers who give their time to pack the boxes and suppliers who, where possible, provide contents at low or no cost. To date we have raised £248,000 from our Action Cream Teas promotion.

With support from

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