Morrisons celebrates VE Day by bringing back Tommy Tea afternoon box

MORRISONS is bringing back its popular Tommy Tea Afternoon Tea box to help customers celebrate VE day on the 8th May and support Royal British Legion Industries with an afternoon tea party to mark the occasion.  

The term Tommy has been used for many years to refer to a British Soldier, with German and French troops often calling the name out over the trenches during World War I, to speak with a British Soldier.

The boxes support the Royal British Legion Industries’ VE Day campaign with £1 from every Tommy Tea Afternoon Tea food box bought going to the charity to provide support to the UK’s most vulnerable veterans into safe homes and vital employment opportunities and offer the support they need to get back on their feet.

Containing all you need to make the most of the good weather and enjoy a traditional afternoon tea at home, the box features products from Morrisons The Best range including All Butter Sultana Scones, Strawberry Conserve and Sparkling Sicilian Lemonade. Each box will also contain a leaflet with information about the charity and how customers can get involved to fundraise and support.

The box is available online from 29th April – 10th May and priced at £20, with customers able to add a bottle of prosecco for £25 or a bottle of champagne for £37.  

Joseph Clark-Bland, Charity and Community Specialist at Morrisons, said: “We’re proud to continue to show our support for veterans and the RBLI’s Tommy’s Tea Campaign. The Tommy Tea Afternoon food box is packed full of products for customers to host their own celebrations and enjoy an afternoon tea at home, to mark VE Day.”

The launch of the Tommy Tea Box falls in line with the start of RBLI’s Tommy’s Race to Victory – a national event which sees a team of military veterans and serving personnel run and cycle more than 800 miles over 9 days throughout the UK, stopping off at major cities and military locations in the run up to VE Day. 

Lisa Farmer, Director of Strategic Development at RBLI, said: “Morrisons continued commitment to supporting military veterans through RBLI’s wide range of services is nothing short of phenomenal. This year, RBLI is going above and beyond to celebrate VE Day whilst also raising crucial funds for the country’s most vulnerable veterans during the pandemic – and we simply cannot thank Morrisons enough for once again coming to the fore to help our military veterans in their time of need.”

A typical box contains:

  • Morrisons The Best All Butter Sultana Scone 4 Pack
  • Rodda’s Classic Cornish Clotted Cream 227g
  • Morrisons The Best Strawberry Conserve 340g
  • Morrisons Cherry Bakewell Tarts 6 Pack
  • Mr Kipling Chocolate Slices 6 Pack
  • Morrisons Egg Mayonnaise Filler 250g
  • Greenside Cheese Slices 200g
  • Morrisons Carvery Honey Roast Ham 150g
  • Medium White Loaf 800g
  • Morrisons Red Label Tea Bags 40’s
  • Morrisons The Best Sparkling Sicilian Lemonade 750ml
  • Morrisons The Best Lightly Salted Crisps 150g
  • + optional Morrisons The Best Prosecco DOC 75cl/ Morrisons The Best Brut Premier Cru Champagne

For more information or to purchase the Morrisons Tommy Afternoon Tea Box visit https://www.morrisons.com/food-boxes/boxes/all-boxes

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