Pavlovas, buns and scones bedecked with strawberries helped create a fruitful fund-raising afternoon for Mytholmroyd mum Janet Warne.
Tables at Mytholmroyd Methodist Church were filled with friends, family members and other well-wishers who dug deep to help raise nearly £300 to aid the work of Breast Cancer Care.
Janet, of Longfellow Court, was diagnosed with breast cancer a year ago at the age of 41. She said: “This time last year I was going through chemotherapy and had just started the most difficult journey of my life.
“The information and support provided by Breast Cancer Care made this an easier path and this is one way I can give back.”
Janet’s Strawberry Tea Party on Saturday was attended by more than 50 people, many of whom stayed throughout the afternoon to chat, enjoy tea and buns, take part in a raffle and hear Janet give a talk about her journey through breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.
Her friend Sally Moore, who has been on a similar journey, also gave a talk to the guests, who included Janet’s husband Austen and the couple’s two-year-old son Thomas. A total of £291 was raised on the day, which thrilled Janet, who sported a pink wig.
You can also support Janet by visiting her Just Giving page: http://www.justgiving.com/janet-warne.
lAbout 55,000 women each year are diagnosed with breast cancer.