Lois Cooks Up a Storm with Some Teacups

Your ‘Sea and Cakes’ parties have been going swimmingly. Thanks to all of your help so far this year, over £1,600 of our target made so far has come from these fun events!

Bringing the party to Beads Unlimited


Lois’ cakes are irresistible!

All year we’ve been asking friends, customers and casual acquaintances to hold ‘Sea and Cakes’ parties to help us raise £10,000 for the RNLI.

One friend of ours, Lois Budd, very kindly gave up some of her time earlier in the year to help us out. Lois brought some lovely cakes into the Beads Unlimited kitchen, which, as you can imagine, went down extremely well! Over a slice of cake or two, Lois told us a bit about herself and her passion for baking.

I first found out about Beads Unlimited when my Dad started working there. He is a handyman and often gets called in for various repairs and maintenance. I went down to The Brighton Bead Shop and it all started from there! Now my sister and I have a huge box of beads and make all kinds of things. As my Dad has worked there more and more I have gone along to help with some jobs and ended up meeting most of the work team. Once we found out about Beads Unlimited raising money for the RNLI, we offered to bake some cakes for the staff who make a donation for each cake they buy.

I first got into making cakes when I was little. I always remember baking fairy cakes or butterfly cakes with my Mum, Nan or Auntie. I just loved it from the start. When I got into year 10, I had the opportunity to study catering every Friday. I have now been going to City College in Brighton for two years and am close to completing my NVQ Level 1. I would like to specialise in baking as a career choice, so when the opportunity to bake cakes comes along I jump at the chance. Especially when it’s for such a great company and an extremely worthwhile cause.

Party on


Lois brings the party to us!

It’s not too late to hold your own sea and cakes party! It doesn’t have to be anything lavish – a bun and a cuppa will do! Even if you can’t cook, why not pick up a cake from the supermarket and sell it by the slice in your workplace?

If you do want to go a bit more overboard (excuse the pun) you could add some homemade jewellery into the mix. Quite a few of our hosts have sold a fair bit of their makes this way and donated part of the profit to the RNLI.

If you fancy hosting a tea party you can email us at creative@beadsunlimited.co.uk for full details and a starter pack. Please entitle your email ‘Sea and Cakes’.

Everyone’s a winner


Why not hold your own sea and cakes party?

There will be prizes for our favourite cake and event and for the tea party that raises the most money. Once you’ve held your party, all you need to do is pay your donation to our Virgin fundraising page.

To end our Silver Jubilee year on a high, we would love to reach our target in this final push.

Thanks to all of you who’ve held events already. We really appreciate every penny raised by you all.

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