June 20, 2011 11:57 AM

Mark Hunter took time out for a special Strawberry Tea party in the House of Commons on Tuesday 14 June.

Arranged by Breast Cancer Care, the event was a chance for Mark to find out more about the charity's work supporting people affected by breast cancer and the issues that are important to the 50,000 people diagnosed with the disease each year.

And as well as sampling a superb selection of mouth-watering strawberry treats, Mark also had the chance to meet some of the charity's volunteers, who are instrumental in delivering its free support services in communities across the UK.

Commenting on the event, Mark said: "I know that there will be countless families across my constituency who have been affected by breast cancer, either personally or through the experience of a friend, family member or work colleague.

The Strawberry Tea was a great way to find out more about the impact breast cancer can have on the lives of people affected and to learn about the free support services Breast Cancer Care provide. By hosting your own Strawberry Tea event this summer you can help Breast Cancer Care to continue to be there for anyone affected by this disease."

Geri Halliwell, Breast Cancer Care's Patron, urged anyone interested in supporting the charity to host their own Strawberry Tea.

"A Strawberry Tea with my best friends - how fabulous! And all to help Breast Cancer Care, what could be more fun?! Get all your guests to kindly make a donation, which helps Breast Cancer Care to support over 1.7 million people every year. Breast Cancer Care provides world class support, help and information to anyone affected by breast cancer."

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