Lovilee Website Features Inspiring Cuppa’s

Lovilee submissions from Cuppa hostesses were received and featured on www.lovilee.co.za

Laura Thomas (2014):

“My mom has always felt strongly about supporting CANSA. Both her mother & grandmother had cancer & passed away at an early age, so it was very meaningful for her to host a Cuppa for CANSA tea party in their memory. It’s also a cause close to my heart, & it was an honour to help with the planning & the décor.”


Inge Newport (2013):


Emperors Palace High Tea in Aid of Cuppa For CANSA

On Thursday afternoon, October 9th 2014, Emperors Palace hosted a Cuppa For CANSA High Tea at Aurelia’s Restaurant in the 5-star D’oreale Grande Hotel. Celebrity guests that attended were treated to a feast fit for a queen.

At the function CANSA’s Corporate Relationship Manager, Munnik Marais, announced that a percentage of monies raised from the High Tea’s held at Aurelia’s on Saturday afternoons during October, would be donated to CANSA.

Among the celebrities who attended the event – which gave those attending the opportunity to socialise and share stories about friends and loved ones who have been effected by cancer and to raise funds for CANSA – was award-winning sport presenter, Carol Tshabalala; actress and television presenter, Ashley Hayden; Mrs SA 2015 First Princess, Riana Mooi, Mrs SA 2015 Charity, Talita Jansen van Vuuren and Mrs SA 2015, Sarah-Kate Scott.

Also in attendance was Emperors Palace GM: Hotel and Resorts, Wayne Hill of Bruma and Peermont Corporate Affairs & CSI Executive, Vusi Zwane of Bryanston and businesswoman, Juanita Mitchell & Mandy Leisher of Bassonia and Esti Lindner, CANSA.

(Photographs courtesy of Yolanda van der Stoep).

Northlands Primary School Hosts Kids Cuppa For CANSA

Northlands Primary School Hosted a two-day Cuppa for CANSA at the school, based in Durban North, on the 18th & 19th September 2014.

The kids had their own Cuppa – each child had to bring R10 to school and received a juice and cupcake on the 18th.

On the 19th of September, a Cuppa was held for moms, friends and families at the school’s coffee shop, the ‘Tree House’.

Raffles were held & wonderful prizes won and CANSA organised Clinical Breast Exams in our Mobile Health Clinic, for those who wished to be examined.

It is wonderful to see our youth and schools supporting CANSA & those affected by cancer – what a bright future indeed if the ‘youth that care’ today, become our country’s ‘caring leaders’ of tomorrow….

We would like to thank Northlands Primary School for their wonderful participation in the fight against cancer!

Le Creuset ‘Host a Cuppa Media Day’

CPT 17 – 18 September 2014: Le Creuset SA took over the boardrooms of Media 24, Associated Magazines as well as New Media. The boardrooms looked absolutely stunning adorned with the chiffon pink, cassis, dune and cotton coloured Le Creuset range. The flowers were out of this world and the eats were delicious. A giant cut out teapot photo booth was a hit and Le Creuset staff managed to entice most people into the tea pot! Everything looked magical.

Jamie Paine appealed to all attending make a difference by hosting a Cuppa For CANSA.

The editors of Tuis/Home, Ideas/Idees, Woolworths TASTE, VISI, Sarie, Sarie Kos, House and Leisure, Good Housekeeping, Fair Lady and EAT OUT were all nominated and accepted the challenge of hosting a Cuppa – the big prize: the winning editor to donate R10 000 in their name to CANSA.

Le Creuset will be nominating top bloggers to the same challenge and are looking forward to receiving competition entries for this year’s Cuppa Campaign from the public.

2012 – niQi’s Cuppa Inspires

2012 – niQi’s Cuppa Inspires

niQis-Le-Creuset-Cuppa-350x26211 October 2012 – There is such a wonderful life-affirming energy that comes about when one’s passions marry with a cause that is close to the heart. Last weekend, niQi Living Luxe co-ordinated a high tea as part of the Host A Cuppa campaign; a nationwide drive by Le Creuset and CANSA to raise awareness and funding for cancer support.

Each of the guests contributed a donation to benefit CANSA and their work, and the phenomenal generosity of these ladies helped raise  R10 000!

niQi put together a tableau that represented her theme for the afternoon; Surrounded By Inspiration. Instead of a traditional centrepiece, niQi envisioned something more conversational. Working with Pollen Living Art, she conceptualised a floral arrangement that symbolised a bridge; the concept being that one could cross a bridge to overcome whatever challenges might be placed in ones path. Inspirational messages and quotes hung from the flowers, offering food for thought and encouraging guests to consider their own inspirations and aspirations.

The afternoon’s palette was based on pink (an homage to the CANSA and Le Creuset campaign colours) with accents of beautiful coffee tones and soft greens to complement the flowers and tales runners. The guests were asked to dress in light summery colours where they could.

The tea-time menu featured traditional High Tea fare, with a cheese board and a very special  french posh-nosh; calissons, as special highlights.

Tea, however, was still the main attraction and for favours, each guest took home a box with gourmet tea packs and a teapot-shaped sugar cookie sporting a pink ribbon to remind them of the cause they supported. Read more…

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Sue Goslett – Cuppa Competition Winner 2012

Sue Goslett – Cuppa Competition Winner 2012

The winning Cuppa 2012 team
The winning Cuppa 2012 team

Our Cuppa For CANSA was borne out of an idea that my youngest daughter had regarding her birthday celebration. Instead of a party for her, we should host a party for all those that have been affected by cancer and especially in fond memory of my parents who both died of cancer, the grandparents she never knew and her Aunt, a survivor of cancer, who lives in Australia.

As a family, we have been blessed with being creative, each in our own way. So, we set about to make, bake and create a “rainbow tea”. We chose the theme based on the ribbons worn  to embrace all types of cancers. We only pinned the colour lavender on our guests, as this would represent any cancer that had touched all our family and friends. We moved inside outside to have the tea in the garden.

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Our long kitchen table was a focal point in the middle of the lawn, adorned with flowers in a multitude of colours from the garden. The TV lounge couches were used as extra seating in the shade. We baked and iced in rainbow colours and the cakes were interspersed with glass bowls of brightly coloured sweets for fun. Not just the young folk enjoyed these!

Family and friends ranging in ages from 10 to 82 came and we all had a cuppa or two, chatting, catching up and  just relaxing in the garden on a cool, wonderful Cape Town afternoon. Memories were made by taking photos with a backdrop of our handmade  rainbow.  Generous donations were put in our old family coffee pot. Many people acknowledged the need to stop and remember our loved ones or those being affected by cancer and support organizations like CANSA for the great work they do.

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