A CHARITY fundraiser organised by breast cancer survivors quite literally provided the icing on the cake for Worcester's breast unit.

The tea and cake weekend proved to have all the right ingredients for success, raising £650 for for the Worcestershire Breast Unit Haven in Worcester.

Kate Butler, co-founder of fundraising group Breast Unit Events, and her mum, June Wilcox, both breast cancer survivors, raised the money for the charity with their tea and cakes event hosted at Mrs Wilcox’s house in Fernhill Heath, near Worcester on Sunday, July 3.

Kate Butler said: “We know how much everyone loves homemade cake so we made some of our own and asked our friends to make cakes too.

"We had so many for people to choose from and everyone said how lovely they were.”

There was also a tombola and table sale and the whole morning was a real family affair as Doris Francis (June’s 92 year old mother) sold tombola tickets and June’s sister and niece, Pat Darby and Annette Calloway helped with the table sale and cutting cakes.

Gordon Wilcox (June’s husband) helped to make the tea and Kate’s husband, Tim Butler, was in charge of the cake table.

Mrs Wilcox said: “We put on this event two years ago and raised over £600 then, and as it was so successful we wanted to do it again. We were so touched by people’s generosity and everyone had a really good time. We were lucky with the weather too.”

600 people in Worcestershire are diagnosed with breast cancer every year and one in three women will see a breast cancer specialist at some point in their life while one in 1,000 men will develop breast cancer.

We reported in March how the £1.8 million unit at 220 Newtown Road in Worcester opened to the public.

The Worcester News supported the campaign since its launch in October 2009.

You can find out more about Worcestershire Breast Unit Haven on the Breast Unit Events website, breastunitevents.co.uk or search for Breast Unit Events on Facebook.