Introducing the T.W.O. 2017 models. Back row, from left to right we have Becky Parsons, Kelly Pritchard, Jenny Woods, Jackie Rose & Viv Hancock. Seated in the middle are Preeti Dudakia & Charmaine Wise and in the front row is Rosellen Lambert. Bané Young, Rebecca Readshaw & Laura Moses will also be modelling on Saturday, 11th March at the May Fair hotel but they were not able to attend the photo shoot. All the Tea with Ovacome models are women who have had or are living with ovarian cancer. They range in age from 27 years old to 53 years old and will be proudly strutting their stuff on the T.W.O. catwalk next month.
Thank you to Isabelle Thomas for donating her services for the T.W.O. 2017 photo shoot.
Behind the scenes at Tea with Ovacome are the dedicated T.W.O. team of volunteers – Founder and ovarian cancer survivor Adele Sewell, Mistress of Ceremonies Juliet Alexander, Treasurer Diane Fraser, Goody Bag packer and All-rounder Carolyn Mackrell and Head of Sales, Cherryl Cooper. Together they ensure that the event is well organised, runs smoothly and that everyone has a great time. They have been known to enjoy the odd glass of Prosecco together which may explain the permanent smiles on their faces…..
Every year Tea with Ovacome has a number of stalls at the event which guests are able to visit during the champagne reception and also during the intermission. To date we have not charged stall-holders to be at our event but we ask them to donate an item of their merchandise to the event as well as a percentage of their sales. Donations are typically between 10 and 15% of sales and are at the discretion of the stall-holder. Below are photos of some of the stalls.
N.B. All photos are the work of Ed Tjon who has generously donated his time and talent to the event and we are very grateful to him for this.
Lola has displayed at T.W.O. on at least two occasions and hers is always a very popular stall so we have invited her back again for T.W.O. 2016
Bane Young has also displayed her handmade jewellery at T.W.O. on at least two occasions and donates ALL profits to Ovacome and other cancer charities. Bane is herself an ovarian cancer survivor and has modelled in the T.W.O. fashion show on many occasions. What a star!
This year, new to T.W.O. were the Claire Matheson stall and the Windrush stall. Claire sells a wonderful range of bags, scarves, jewellery and other unusal gifts and can be found in a market in Southwark when she is not carrying out her profession as a criminologist.
The Windrush stall specialises in hampers of goodies from the Caribbean and is the brainchild of Joanne Crossley.
Below is the wonderful story of how Barbara De Abreu trained and took part in two runs this summer and raised 630 Euros for Ovacome as part of her T.W.O. 2015 Pledge. Well done Barbara and her team Run for … Continue reading →
Congratulations to Louise Diggle for being the first of the Tea with Ovacome 2015 pledgers to complete her pledge to raise £100 for Ovacome. In fact Louise exceeded her pledge by raising £177 by donating a percentage of sales from her art exhibition at Wimbledon Art Studios. Louise also made a donation to DEC. Well done Louise and thank you so much! Louise completed her pledge in May 2015.
On Sunday, 15th February, the Tea with Ovacome 2015 models met for the first time at the Apricot warehouse in Wembley for a photoshoot by up and coming photographer Charlie Penrose. Here you can see them wearing the fabulous, teal, limited edition, Apricot dress for Ovacome. For the second year running, the high street retailer Apricot has made a dress specially for Ovacome which will go on sale during March which is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month. All profits from the dress will be donated to Ovacome. Last year Apricot donated over £17,000 to Ovacome as a result of sales of the dress. With your help, even more funds can be raised for Ovacome this year. All our models are women who have had or are living with ovarian cancer. Don’t they look fabulous!
Thank you Barry M Cosmetics for donating oodles of bottles of their Aquarium Nail Paint in Pacific for our goody bags at Tea With Ovacome 2015. Barry M will also be partnering with Ovacome – The Ovarian Cancer Support Network http://www.ovacome.org.uk for their Teal Tips campaign this year and donating a percentage of the cost of all online purchases of Aquarium Pacific made in February and March 2015 via http://www.barrym.com . So get shopping now!
Tea with Ovacome would like to thank the following individuals and organisations for their very generous donations to our 2015 event.
Nain Carpet Ltd at 10B Berkeley Street, Mayfair for donating a ‘fine all wool handmade Afghan Kilim rug in CoPassian Design’ – http://www.naincarpet.co.uk
Nails and Brows at 31 Berkeley Street, Mayfair for donating a Brow Makeover and a Haute Manicure – http://www.nailsandbrows.me
Percy Newsum of Integrity Toys for donating a collector’s doll – http://www.integritytoys.com
Charbonnel et Walker for donating a chocolate hamper – http://www.charbonnel.co.uk
A big thank you too to Chris Baxter and his team at Rock It Event Production who have donated PA equipment to the event – http://www.rockiteventproduction.co.uk
Apricot clothing company for donating the clothes for the models to wear – http://www.apricotonline.co.uk/
Last but not least we would like to thank Andreas Chrysanthou and his team at the May Fair Hotel for always ensuring that our guests have the best of service and probably the finest Champagne Afternoon Tea in the U.K. For the last five years The May Fair has donated ‘A Night at The May fair’ for two guests as an auction prize. This year they have also donated Afternoon Tea for Two and two tickets to see the west end play The War Horse – http://www.themayfairhotel.co.uk
The hunt is now on for models – women who have had or are living with ovarian cancer. If you would like to take part please email firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. There will be a chance to meet all the other models at a photo shoot and dress rehearsal day which is being planned for January. The photo shoot will be used for the event programme which tells the stories of all of our models.
This week we have been meeting with other clothing retailers with a specific emphasis on those who provide clothing ranges with larger sizes in order to ensure that women of all sizes and shapes can take part in the fashion show at T.W.O. 2015. We are also looking for two hair dressers/beauticians who are willing to volunteer at the event to do the models’ hair, makeup and nails. At this stage we also need auction prizes and raffle prizes and items to share in our goody bags. If you can help with any of these items – clothing, hair, makeup, prizes or goody bags please contact email@example.com.