“TEA WITH VICTORIA SUMMER” FEATURING SHERYL CROW, ALFIE BOE AND LESLEY NICOL TO BENEFIT TEEN CANCER AMERICA
Virtual British Tea, Presented by Lawrence Charles of Charles& Co. and First Citizens Bank, Goes Global on Saturday, Dec. 12
Actress Victoria Summer will host her third annual British Tea for Teen Cancer America on Saturday, December 12, in a virtual online setting that will feature Grammy winner Sheryl Crow, Tony Award winner Alfie Boe and actress Lesley Nicol, known for her portrayal of the manor chef Mrs. Patmore on the Emmy-winning series Downton Abbey.
“Tea with Victoria Summer,” beginning in the U.S. at 3 p.m. ET, will give guests exclusive insight to the timeless British tradition of afternoon tea. The live-streamed global event will raise critical funds for TCA, the national non-profit co-founded by Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend of The Who, providing facilities and support for adolescents and young adults with cancer.
The interactive tea party will include a master class in making vegan scones from scratch with Italian Michelin star chef Fabrizio Vaccaro. There will also be primer on proper tea etiquette with William Hanson, Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and regarded as Great Britain’s most trusted authority on etiquette and civility.
This special event is presented by Lawrence Charles, founder of organic luxury tea brand Charles & Company, and TCA corporate partner First Citizens Bank. Ticket information is available at the fundraiser’s Eventbrite page.
Attendees will learn how to make a tea cocktail with Charles, a preeminent tea purveyor and international expert in the tradition of British tea. Charles is known for his collaborations with the James Beard Foundation, British Polo Day, the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation and the British Royal family.
The work of TCA will be highlighted in a conversation between Victoria Summer and a young cancer survivor who will share personal experiences and sing a duet with the hostess.
Summer, a global ambassador for TCA, began her career on stage before transitioning to film acting where she has achieved international stardom. She played Julie Andrews in Disney’s Saving Mr. Banks, was featured in director Michael Bay’s blockbuster, Transformers: Age of Extinction, and starred opposite Chris Klein in the World War One drama, Game of Aces. Summer recently shot a supporting role in the period TV drama, Glow & Darkness, and starts shooting indie biopic Vindication Swim in the UK in January. The actress and producer also created the show Next Generation Role Model which shines the spotlight on leaders of the future.
TCA’s mission is to improve the experience, outcomes and survival of teens and young adults with cancer by providing programs and specialized facilities designed especially for them in hospitals throughout the U.S.
For information about corporate sponsorship opportunities connected to “Tea with Victoria Summer,” please contact Michelle Aland at Michelle@TeenCancerAmerica.org.
About Teen Cancer America
Teen Cancer America seeks to bridge the gap between pediatric and adult oncology care by helping the health providers and health systems develop specialized programs and facilities for this age group. TCA brings together physicians and allied healthcare professionals in both pediatric and adult oncology. Age-targeted care for this population is necessary for medical and appropriate psychosocial development. Outcomes associated with some cancers that target this age group have not improved in over 30 years. Teens and young adults with cancer are long overdue for an upgrade and TCA can hopefully light the fire in America’s health systems. For more information, email Michelle Aland (firstname.lastname@example.org) or visit www.teencanceramerica.org.