The ‘Fertili-tea Party’ is a concept created by the Fertility Network as part of National Fertility Week, and the Harley Street team hope that their efforts will help to further raise awareness of fertility and the challenges this plays on people from all walks of life, all over the globe.
Although millions of people around the world live with fertility issues and infertility, it is still very much a taboo subject and one that remains shrouded in shame, embarrassment and guilt. By being more honest and opening up, it is hoped that barriers can be broken down and people can finally stop living in isolation and fear of being ostracised, and instead feel confident, empowered and able to successfully navigate their fertility journey, whatever direction that may take them in.
Dipali Patel, Egg Donation Coordinator at the Harley Street Fertility Clinic, is organising the event, and has said, “We know only too well the impact that fertility issues have on people, and we very much wanted to be a part of National Fertility Week, and World Fertility Day, to further help raise awareness and get the message out there that people aren’t alone on their journey. Together we can start to challenge the myths that surround infertility and raise awareness of the emotional, physical, and social impacts fertility problems can cause.”
She added, “We would love people to come along to the ‘Fertili-tea Party’ at the clinic on Friday 2nd November, enjoy tea and cake with us, take some time out to relax and enjoy a fertility chat with people who really understand. Between 10am and 4pm, members of our team, as well as patients, will be on hand to talk things over, share stories, offer reassurance and show that you are not alone, however lonely you might feel. Oh, and we will have some delicious cakes and biscuits as well as tea and coffee available too, with all proceeds going to charity.”
The cake sale will take place from 10am to 4pm at the Harley Street Clinic, 134 Harley Street, London, W1G 7JY.
All funds raised will be donated to the Fertility Network and World Fertility Day, two outstanding organisations who work tirelessly to raise awareness and support people living with fertility issues and infertility.
If you can’t make the fundraising event on 2nd November in London, you could have your own cake sale, or simply enjoy a piece of cake on the day and share a photo of it on social media, using the hashtags #YouAreNotAlone, #FertilityWeek18 and #WorldFertilityDay, #FERTILITEA, #fertility.