The Beverley Tea Party 

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Kirsty McLaughlin, who lives near Beverley, has turned her love of all things ‘Tea Party’ into a fantastic fundraiser for MDUK. Her son Isaac was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy in February 2018.

This year Kirsty has joined our Bake a Difference campaign to raise funds for MDUK. 

She and her family had a traditional afternoon tea party for friends and family, which included sandwiches, sausage rolls, quiche, cakes and buns, all washed down with hot drinks or a glass of Prosecco.

Kirsty is a stay-at-home mum to two boys, Isaac, 6,  and Elliot, 10. They baked their family favourites, including chocolate fudge cake, red velvet cake, fairy buns, Victoria sponge, and Isaac’s favourite, rainbow cake. 

Kirsty said of Isaac, 

He is the most caring, funny, outgoing, happy, cheeky little boy. He loves life and he doesn't let anything get him down. He does everything like any child his age does, apart from the fact that he uses a wheelchair to get to and from school. He really loves football, going on holiday and Minecraft.

This isn’t the first fundraiser Kirsty and family have taken part in for the charity. Her husband, Steve, took to the skies and leapt out of an aeroplane, which raised over £1,300, and Isaac’s school did a fun day, which raised over £3,000. 

Kirsty said MDUK has been amazingly supportive giving the family valuable advice when Isaac was first diagnosed, helping with her husband’s first fundraiser, and providing  the fundraising materials they needed for the school fundraiser! 

Susanne Driffield, MDUK Regional Development Manager-North of England and East Midlands, said,

Many people really love a good old-fashioned Tea Party. If you would like to join us and Bake a Difference too, why not sign up here and get your free Bake a Difference pack.