Make Change Happen

Make Time for Tea with us – and help Make Change Happen!

Ovarian cancer, the most complex of the five gynaecological cancers, is the sixth most common cause of cancer death in women in the UK, accounting for more deaths than the other gynaecological cancers put together.

Over 7,300 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer every year – and 4,200 of those will die from the disease.

That’s 12 mothers, daughters, sisters, partners or aunties every day.

Every March, for the last 13 years, we have held a Make Time for Tea campaign as part of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Make Time for Tea encourages people across the UK to hold their own tea party or bake sale with friends, family or colleagues to help raise funds for and awareness of gynaecological cancers. Since our very first tea party in 2006, Make Time for Tea has raised an incredible £987,257.25 – and this year we are hoping to go over the million mark.

For Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month 2019 we want to #MakeChangeHappen. To raise much-needed awareness of this cancer and its key signs and symptoms, so that women and men feel comfortable talking about gynae health and confident approaching health professionals with any concerns. Whilst also raising funds for our ground-breaking research which focuses on developing effective methods of risk prediction, earlier detection and screening. With your support you can help us to make a difference and protect the 7,300 women and families who are affected by ovarian cancer each year.

On Wednesday 27th February, Sharon Hodgson, MP and Chair of the All-Parliamentary Group on Ovarian Cancer, hosted a tea party at the House of Commons to launch Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.

This incredible event brought together an amazing crowd of people, including some of our supporters, corporate partners, MPs and celebrities. We also heard from two incredible people, Fi Munro and Andrew Gwynne MP, who shared moving and powerful speeches about how they had been closely affected by ovarian cancer.

The event enabled us to bring ovarian cancer to the forefront of people’s minds, highlighting why the work we do into early detection and prevention is so important – but we couldn’t do this without your help.

Athena Lamnisos, Chief Executive of The Eve Appeal, says: “Make Time for Tea is about raising awareness and funds so we can change the brutal statistics around ovarian cancer. Conversation and collaboration are essential. Our annual House of Commons tea party brings the key players together – the policy makers, the experts, the women affected by ovarian cancer – to launch the month. These are the people we need to work together to help make change happen.”

We would love you to join us in spreading the word about ovarian cancer awareness and Make Time for Tea.

To sign up to host your own tea party or bake sale, click here – you’ll receive a free fundraising pack, which contains everything you need to get your plans underway include a tea guide, fundraising ideas and a chance to order materials including invites, posters and bunting.

If you are unable to bake or hold an event this March, they why no show your support by clicking here to make a donation and helping to #MakeChangeHappen this Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.

The work that we do is challenging and ambitious – but our vision is simple: a future where fewer women develop and more women survive gynaecological cancers.

Your support this March can help make that happen.