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About the book

Marie Curie is well known for celebrating afternoon tea, with fundraisers across the country hosting “Blooming Great Tea Parties” to raise money to support their teams of dedicated and hard-working nurses.

Inspired by this, one of the charity’s Norfolk Patrons, Melinda Raker, and local food campaigners Vanessa Scott, owner of Strattons Hotel, and Mary Kemp, cookery writer and demonstrator, have combined their knowledge and love of Norfolk ingredients to raise money for Marie Curie. Bringing together their passion for good food and all that is Norfolk, they have created “Everything Stops For Tea”; Norfolk’s Own Cookbook; a beautifully designed cookery book packed full of recipes celebrating teatime.

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We are delighted to have sold nearly all the copies of Everything Stops for Tea, and in doing so have raised a staggering £100,000 for Marie Curie.

Thank you to everyone for their amazing support and generosity.

If you haven't already bought one or need an extra copy do email and we will help you find one.

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The Team
Behind The Book

Mary Kemp

Melinda Raker

Vanessa Scott


This book would not be possible without the individuals and companies who have offered their tremendous support and sponsorship. So our thanks to them all…

Icing on the Cake Sponsors

  • The Kip & Alison Bertram Charitable Trust

Rich Fruit Cake Sponsors

  • Adept Design
  • Norfolk Food & Drink Limited
  • Norwich Print Solutions
  • Savills plc
  • The Clan Trust
  • The Lady Hind Trust

Victoria Sponge Cake Sponsors

  • Abel Energy
  • Brocklebank Charitable Trust
  • Julia Goff
  • M+A Partners
  • Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association
  • Wayland Show

Cupcake Sponsors

  • Bunnings Fish
  • Deb Jordan
  • Kettle Foods
  • R G Abrey Farms
  • Wayland Free Range Eggs
  • NFU Mutual North Walsham

Launch Sponsors

  • Ben Burgess
  • Burton Green
  • Charles Stanley
  • Norfolk Country Cottages
  • Syngenta
  • Bakers & Larners
  • Dipple & Conway
  • Corney & Barrow
  • Norfolk Cordial
  • Sue Huckle


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