Photo special: Big Strawberry Tea Party raises £10k in memory of Rugby’s Gail Dunkley

A Big Strawberry Tea Party held in memory of a much-loved woman who died from breast cancer has raised thousands of pounds.

The event took place for Gail Dunkley at The Bull Inn, Clifton, on Saturday.

The party raised money for Breast Cancer Care

The party raised money for Breast Cancer Care

She lost her battle with the disease while organising the event and passed away peacefully on July 21 aged 43.

She knew her cancer couldn’t be cured but Gail was determined to raise awareness of the disease and raise vital funds in the hope of one day finding a cure.

The day included refreshments, a raffle, stalls and entertainment.

Gail’s friend Caroline Turner, one of the main organisers, said: “The Big Strawberry Tea Party has raised a whopping, humongous, massive, phenomenal total of £6,301.87.

“We are adding to that the amount of £2,880.55 that Gail raised in the Race for Life. She told me this was what she wanted to do so that she felt she herself had given something.”

The raffle ticket and Pimms sales have taken the total of the appeal, in aid of Breast Cancer Care, past the £10,000 mark.

“I’d like to say a big love and thank you to all involved,” Caroline added.