Yorkshire Times
Voice of the North
9:17 PM 1st June 2019

Yorkshire Family Support Children’s Charity Cream Teas Campaign

Jenny, James, Jonah, Amos and Gabriel
Jenny, James, Jonah, Amos and Gabriel
UK-wide children’s charity Action Medical Research is delighted to announce the return of its annual Cream Teas campaign.

People across Yorkshire are invited to take a break, have a brew (with some Yorkshire Tea of course) and help our fight for tiny lives.

Launched nationally in 2014, the initiative has so far helped raise more than £190,000 to fund groundbreaking medical research to help sick babies and children.

“We are delighted to get this year’s fundraiser underway across the UK” says Action’s Chief Cream Tea Coordinator Gina Campbell.

“We’re encouraging people to take time out of their busy lives and enjoy a delicious cream team with their friends, family or work colleagues.

Jenny with Elijah
Jenny with Elijah
Elijah’s story

Action funds desperately needed research to help save and change the lives of sick babies and children. Children like Elijah from Sheffield.

Elijah was born prematurely at only 25 weeks; he sadly lost his fight for life at just 37 days old.

His Mum Jenny says supporting charities like Action can make a difference for future families:

“Elijah led a very traumatic little life. He died sleeping on my chest in the small hours – that’s when I joined the fight to stop premature birth.”

Jenny’s is just one story. Each year in the UK 61,000 babies are born too soon and 1,000 babies don’t survive.

Ms Campbell explains:

“By ordering your cream teas you can help us raise funds for research that could help families like Elijah’s across the country.”

How to order

To book your cream teas, visit

Boxes cost £6.50 (with a minimum order of 10) and include:

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

The deadline for orders is midday on 14 June, with deliveries direct to your door on Thursday 27 June.

Here to Help

Action Medical Research is a community of parents, researchers and passionate individuals who are committed to fighting for children’s lives. Together we fund groundbreaking research to help find answers. Answers that can lead to cures, vaccines and medical breakthroughs for some of the toughest fights our children face. We’re currently funding research into areas including premature birth, epilepsy, asthma, scarlet fever, cerebral palsy, brain cancer and some rare and distressing conditions.