Russell Simmons, Chris Klein, Christopher Guy and more support a Teen Cancer America benefit garden party at the British Consul General’s Residence in Hancock Park that raises over $27,000.

English actress and singer Victoria Summer and luxury tea purveyor Lawrence Charles truly think outside of the box. When the duo brainstormed about throwing a party for Summer’s forthcoming film, Game of Aces, their generous spirits inspired them to organize a benefit for Teen Cancer America, too. Hosted on Tuesday at British Consul General Chris O’Connell’s private residence in Hancock Park,  ‘Tea With Victoria Summer’ offered guests an assortment of teas from Charles’ brand, Charles and Company, tea sandwiches prepared by the Consul General’s kitchen, magnums of Lanson champagne and a gander at the 2017 BMW i8. Presented by BMW, supporters included Summer’s Game of Aces co-star, Chris Klein, business mogul Russell Simmons and luxury furnishings designer Christopher Guy.

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Russell Simmons with ‘Tea With Victoria Summer’ event producer Lawrence Charles of Charles and Company tea.

Host Victoria Summer with Terrell Owens at 'Tea With Victoria Summer'.

Host Victoria Summer with Terrell Owens at ‘Tea With Victoria Summer’.

Other attendees included Sofia Milos, Amaury Nolasco, Terrell Owens and Jeremy Piven as well as brave teen cancer survivors who shared their personal stories and the importance of Teen Cancer America‘s work. The non-profit, which was founded in the UK by Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend, works with hospitals to provide youth-oriented centers for teens and young adults battling cancer.

Amaury Nolasco and Sofia Milos support 'Tea With Victoria Summer' to benefit Teen Cancer America.

Amaury Nolasco and Sofia Milos support ‘Tea With Victoria Summer’ to benefit Teen Cancer America.

Lawrence Charles with Chris Klein. Klein's forthcoming film Game of Aces inspired the charity garden party.

Lawrence Charles with Chris Klein. Klein’s forthcoming film Game of Aces inspired the charity garden party.

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Teen cancer survivor Alec Kupelian with a representative of Teen Cancer America.

The camaraderie, peer-support and interactivity help spirits remain high while doctors work to heal the bodies of these young people. Alec Kupelian was amongst those who spoke to the crowd and how the hospital atmosphere affects one’s mental outlook. Speaking on how the hospital staff became part of his family during his treatment, he stated, “I spent literally all day and all night with them. You get to know them better than some of your friends.”

Lawrence Charles, Rebecca Rothstein of Teen Cancer America, Victoria Summer, British Consul General Chris O'Connell and Simon Davis of Teen Cancer America at 'Tea With Victoria Summer'.

Lawrence Charles, Rebecca Rothstein of Teen Cancer America, Victoria Summer, British Consul General Chris O’Connell and Simon Davis of Teen Cancer America at ‘Tea With Victoria Summer’.

The auction, led by Mellisa Nielsen of Charity Angels, raised over $27,000 as the party-goers opened hearts and wallets for a great cause. Discover more from the event through the hashtags #TeaWithVictoriaSummer and #TWVS.