Everything stops for tea

Sir Alan Beith MP with Geri Halliwell, patron of Breast Cancer Care.
Sir Alan Beith MP with Geri Halliwell, patron of Breast Cancer Care.

SIR Alan Beith took time out for a special strawberry tea party in the House of Commons.

Arranged by Breast Cancer Care, the event was a chance for Sir Alan to find out more about the charity’s work supporting people affected by breast cancer and the issues that are important to the 50,000 people diagnosed each year. Sir Alan’s first wife Barbara died as a result of breast cancer in 1998.

Older people from Bell View enjoying a feast of strawberries and cream at Bell View in Belford.

Older people from Bell View enjoying a feast of strawberries and cream at Bell View in Belford.

As well as sampling a superb selection of mouth-watering strawberry treats, Sir Alan also had the chance to meet some of the charity’s volunteers. Also there was former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell, patron of Breast Cancer Care.

Sir Alan said: “I know that there will be countless families like mine across my constituency who have been affected by breast cancer, either personally or through the experience of a friend, family member or work colleague.

“The strawberry tea was a great way to find out more about the impact breast cancer can have on the lives of people affected and to learn about the free support services Breast Cancer Care provide. By hosting your own strawberry tea event this summer you can help Breast Cancer Care to continue to be there for anyone affected by this disease.”

To find out more visit www.breastcancercare.org.uk/strawberry or call 0870 164 9422.