Breast Cancer Haven launches The Big Tea Cosy 2019

Following the success of Breast Cancer Haven’s Big Tea Cosy 2018, the national breast cancer charity is encouraging everyone to ‘bake and make for breast cancer’ in 2019 by hosting a tea party or ‘crafternoon’ with friends, family or colleagues.

For every cup of tea enjoyed, cake baked and knitting or crochet pattern purchased from throughout The Big Tea Cosy between March 1 and March 31, funds will be raised for the charity that supports women through their breast cancer treatment.

Several celebrity cooks and bakers are supporting the campaign including The Great British Bake Off 2013 winner Francis Quinn, MasterChef 2016 winner Jane Devonshire and foodie sisters Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley (aka Hemsley & Hemsley).

They have provided recipes for baked treats (which are now live on the website here ) for participants to make and enjoy at their tea parties or ‘crafternoons’ to help raise money. The parties, bakes or knitted or crocheted makes can also be shared on social media with the hashtag #TheBigTeaCosy to show support online.

On February 28, LoveKnitting will also be hosting a ‘Come and get cosy’ pop-up living room at Spitalfields market in London, where visitors can pop by, enjoy a mini tea party and knit a small square to be made into a large patchwork blanket, or even create a boob pompom – all for Breast Cancer Haven.

Pamela Healy OBE, chief executive of Breast Cancer Haven, said: “This year’s Big Tea Cosy is going to be even cosier than ever, as we once again team up with some of the UK’s most talented celebrity chefs, and their incredible community of bakers. Our visitors tell us that visiting Breast Cancer Haven makes them feel safe, welcomed and incredibly well-supported – and we think The Big Tea Cosy campaign sums this up perfectly.”

To sign up to The Big Tea Cosy 2019 and receive a fundraising pack, visit:

For more information about The Big Tea Cosy or Breast Cancer Haven, visit

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