Jennifer, founded of Naked Jam, hosted an her Afternoon Tea in memory of her sister, Jackie.
My sister was first diagnosed in 2006.
When she told me she had found a lump and was having it checked, I felt sick. It was like a train was running around my head at full speed.
I tried to think positively, but when the results came in, it wasn’t good news. Jackie had a mastectomy and treatment, still remaining her fabulous self throughout.
She was clear until August 2008, when she was told that the cancer had spread all over her body.
My sister loved my cooking, specifically the jam I made for her. She always told me it should be my career.
While on holiday in Cornwall the first summer after she died, I saw a hedgerow full of fruit. I thought of her, and started to pick the fruit. It was a therapy I didn’t know I needed.
Naked Jam was inspired by Jackie. She was the person that I made my jams for. It makes me feel very close to her, as it was what she loved and what she wanted me to do.
We held our Afternoon Tea at the Garden in the East Close Hotel in Hinton on the 12th July. There was cooking and jam demonstrations, cocktails and a special pink cream tea.
Be part of something exciting this July. Join us for an Afternoon Tea and help support people with breast cancer.