11:24am PT by Chris Gardner
Sheryl Crow to Appear at British Tea Fundraiser for Teen Cancer America
Actress Victoria Summer is readying her third annual British tea event that will serve as a fundraiser for Teen Cancer America, the nonprofit co-founded by Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend of The Who. Scheduled for Dec. 12, the event is going virtual for the first time due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Victoria Summer's Virtual Tea Party” will feature Grammy winner Sheryl Crow, Tony Award-winner Alfie Boe and actress Lesley Nicol. Described as an "interactive tea party," the program includes a master class in making vegan scones from scratch with star chef Fabrizio Vaccaro; a primer on proper tea etiquette with William Hanson, fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and a trusted authority on etiquette and civility; tea cocktail tutorial with tea purveyor Lawrence Charles of Charles & Company, an international expert in the tradition of British tea; chocolate cake tutorial with Downton Abbey star Nicol; and a conversation between Summer and a young cancer survivor who will share experiences and sing a duet with the hostess.
More information about the event, which is presented by organic luxury tea brand Charles & Company, TCA corporate partner First Citizens Bank and French West Vaughn, is available here.