Taking place in the Town Hall in Stornoway on Thursday June 28, from 1.30pm until 3.30pm, the event – which has a ‘strawberry’ theme – is open to all. As well as baking, tea and coffee, pampering sessions will be available, and a raffle will also take place on the day.
The Strawberry Tea gives the local breast cancer support group the opportunity to launch their new website (www.lhbcsg.org) and email address (firstname.lastname@example.org). During the afternoon, there will also be the opportunity to speak with members of the Lewis and Harris Breast Cancer Support Group if anyone has concerns or questions, and breast cancer and breast care information will be available to pick up on the day. The entry charge to the Strawberry Tea will be £5.
Convenor of the Lewis and Harris Breast Cancer Support Group, Mary Macleod, said: “The purpose of the Strawberry Tea is to raise breast cancer awareness. One in nine women in Scotland will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, and while most lumps (90%) are not cancerous, it is always best to have them checked. Breast cancer survival rates are much better the earlier the cancer is diagnosed, thanks to advances in treatment.”
She added: “Lewis and Harris Breast Cancer Support Group exists to support anyone who is affected by breast cancer; including patients, family and friends. All are welcome to attend the Strawberry Tea this month.”
Members of the Lewis and Harris Breast Cancer Support Group, meanwhile, are providing workshops on breast awareness to different workplaces in the Western Isles. Workshops taking place this month include Stornoway Airport and Hebridean Chocolates.
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