Twix Tea Lady set for record books

8000 cuppas given out in longest tea run in history

by Kevin Emery   October 20, 2009  

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Twix Tea lady Rebecca Wass is hoping her Land’s End to John O’Groats cycle will put her in the record books – for the longest tea run in history. Her mission was to share a brew with as many people as possible and Rebecca gave out 8,000 cuppas and twix’ on the way to raise money for charity.

Rebecca, from Norwich, cycled 934 miles on her four week journey and is patiently waiting to see if her efforts will make her a world record holder and earn her a place in the Guinness Book of Records.

The Twix Tea Tour, part of a Share a cuppa with Twix promotion, was launched last month by TV presenter and former glamour model Melinda Messenger and Rebecca, a former youth worker, beat hundreds of wannabe tea ladies to win the chance to undertake the task of travelling across the country by bicycle and giving out free tea and biscuits.

She arrived back in Norwich last week and her month-long trip raised £7,000 for Have a Heart and Help a South Wales Child charities.

When she got back Rebecca, who was on free social network site Twitter to keep everyone updated on her progress, tweeted: “I still can't believe it's all over, it went so quickly. But it was amazing and we raised a lot of money for charity, which is great!”

“It's been such an amazing journey, in so many ways. Thank you guys for all your support and words of kindness!.....Thanks so much to Twix and Brando for their support. Its been an amazing journey and record breaking too!!”

What makes the feat all the more special for the 28-year old is that she was also recently diagnosed with the painful muscular disease Fibromyalgia and was recovering from a bout of illness when she embarked on the trek.

If you would like to donate any money go to www.justgiving.com/twix-tea-lady. Rebecca has managed to raise £527 through her just giving site so far.