Happy Fourth of July! A tale of Nicky Perry and The Daughters of the British Empire…

Here at Tea & Sympathy we hope you all had as fabulous a Fourth of July weekend as we did. Cucumber sandwiches, hot dogs, Pimm’s and root beer were had by all in a very enjoyable celebration of this fine country’s 235th birthday.

With tongue firmly in cheek, we felt this perfect timing to tell the story of Tea & Sympathy matriarch Nicky Perry’s ‘Elsie Bloch Award’, bestowed upon her by The Daughters of the British Empire in the State of New York, on May 26th. A recognition of all her hard work at making Tea & Sympathy what it has become over the past 21 years, and for all her contribution to the local American and British communities, we’re sure you’ll agree with us that it is well and truly deserved. And what a fitting way to celebrate the continued relationship between Britain and America since that historic day in 1776. To be fair, you’ve done pretty well without us!

Established in 1909, The Daughters of the British Empire are a fabulous organization, dedicated to raising money for four British Homes for retired men and women across the U.S., as well as continued involvement in local philanthropy and the promotion of closer relationships between those of British and Commonwealth backgrounds. They are very good friends of ours and we wish them all the best in their future work. Click here to find out more about all the amazing things they get up to.

From the bottom of all our hearts – Happy Fourth of July!

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