Have a cuppa to raise cash

The end-of-life charity Marie Curie is calling on people across the region to throw a Blooming Great Tea Party in June and July to help fund vital care and support for those living with a terminal illness, and their families.

The charity’s fundraising appeal is a piece of cake – simply set a date to host a tea party and invite family, friends, or colleagues to tuck into a delectable treat and catch up over a cuppa.

Every penny raised from a Blooming Great Tea Party will go towards ensuring more people have access to the care and support they need at the end of life.

Marie Curie is dependent on public donations so that it can continue caring for people at the end of life in their own homes across the South West. Donations also support the Marie Curie Information and Support services, including a telephone line which provides a listening ear to anyone dealing with any aspect of death, dying and bereavement.

Natalie Garland, Marie Curie South West Head of Fundraising, said: “Hosting a Blooming Great Tea Party is easy and great fun. Whether you want to bake up a storm at home or pop to the shops for some tasty treats, invite friends, family, neighbours, or colleagues, you’ll be helping support people in your local area living with a terminal illness.

“We’d encourage supporters to make the most of the extra-long bank holiday weekend in June too – a perfect occasion to raise a cuppa and some money for a blooming great cause. Just don’t forget to price your slice!”

To find out more about Marie Curie’s Blooming Great Tea Party, including top tips for planning your party, recipes and downloadable materials, visitmariecurie.org.uk/teaparty

If you are struggling with grief and need someone to talk to or need information and support about any aspect of terminal illness, call the free and confidential Marie Curie Support Line on 0800 090 2309 or visit mariecurie.org.uk/support