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Unlike Valentine’s Day which is drummed into us every year, the changing date of Mother’s Day often means that it creeps up on us and suddenly we realise that we’ve missed the post and we’re going to have to do some serious grovelling for the rest of the year. Mother’s Day is this Sunday, in case it’s slipped your mind. There’s still time to book something and you can’t really go wrong with afternoon tea in one of London’s finest establishments, The Lanesborough.

Launching on Friday, the hotel’s restaurant, Celeste, is making their Mother’s Day afternoon tea even more of a good thing, having paired with the charity mothers2mothers. £5 from every booking going directly to the charity, which trains, employs and empowers mothers in Africa to help end paediatric AIDS. Afternoon tea is the perfect time to spread the motherly love a little wider – there are few more civilised situations than sipping tea from fine china and delicately spreading jam on a scone… OK, maybe our scone eating isn’t that civilised but the ritual of afternoon tea as a whole is, and charitable giving absolutely is. Champagne Tattinger and pastries by Head Pastry Chef, Nicholas Rouzaud, include finger sandwiches, scones and patisseries as well as a specially designed cake inspired by the charity’s work. If you miss out on Mother’s Day or have already made plans, the afternoon tea at The Lanesborough will be available until 24th March.

Runs from 6th – 24th March

www.lanesborough.com