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Tuesday, June 14

UK-wide children’s charity Action Medical Research is calling on supporters across the nation to take a break this summer and enjoy a delicious cream tea delivered to the door.

The charity's unique cream-teas-in-a-box campaign will see the perfect afternoon pick-me-up sent directly to homes, workplaces and schools across the country on Friday 1st July 2016.

Last year Action Medical Research raised more than £60,000 as it sent out more than 10,000 cream-teas-in-a-box packed by its army of volunteers. In total, the charity sent out 20,740 scones, 10,370 teabags, 871kg of strawberry jam and 415kg of clotted cream, all neatly packaged up complete with 10,370 knives, serviettes and thank-you notes!

For 2016, the mouth-watering Action Cream Teas - which come in a box priced just £6 - will again contain two freshly baked scones perfect for piling high with oozing Tiptree strawberry jam and Rodda’s Cornish clotted cream, ready to be washed down with a refreshing cup of Yorkshire Tea.

Smeg 50’s Retro Style stand mixerSmeg 50’s Retro Style stand mixerAction Medical Research’s mascot Paddington Bear TM enjoying a tasty cream tea with some young friends

Order by Friday 17 June 2016 at to be put into the draw to win a Smeg 50’s Retro Style stand mixer. All you have to do is get together with friends or colleagues, put the kettle on and tuck in to a tasty cream tea to raise funds to help sick babies and children.

Rachel Khoo, photography by Lara Messer

Cook, food writer and founder of Rachel Khoo, who is supporting the campaign, says: “Action Cream Teas make the perfect little afternoon treat - and what better way to help a worthy charity than by eating something tasty and indulgent.” (Photograph by Lara Messer.)

Research is the key to saving many children from a lifetime of suffering, yet surprisingly, medical research into conditions that devastate children’s lives is poorly funded. With the help of its supporters, Action Medical Research has played a significant role in many medical breakthroughs since it began in 1952, from the development of the first UK polio vaccines to the use of ultrasound in pregnancy. It is currently funding research into meningitis, Down's syndrome, epilepsy and premature birth, as well as some rare and distressing conditions that severely affect children.

Join the fight for little lives and order your cream tea online (minimum order of 10) by 17th June 2016 at

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