Marie Curie: How hosting a Blooming Great Tea Party this summer will help raise vital funds for terminally ill people

Marie Curie is calling on Lancashire’s star bakers to whip up some tasty treats for a good cause this summer.

By Laura Longworth
Thursday, 26th May 2022, 3:45 pm
Charity Marie Curie is inviting people to throw a Blooming Great Tea Party in June and July to help raise funds for end-of-life support for terminally ill people, and their families.
Charity Marie Curie is inviting people to throw a Blooming Great Tea Party in June and July to help raise funds for end-of-life support for terminally ill people, and their families.

The charity is inviting people to throw a Blooming Great Tea Party in June and July to help raise funds for end-of-life support for terminally ill people, and their families.

Every penny raised will help Marie Curie to continue caring for people in their own homes. Donations also support its information and support services, including a telephone line that provides a listening ear to anyone dealing with any aspect of death and bereavement.

Gina Hopwood, Marie Curie community fundraiser in Lancashire, said: “Hosting a Blooming Great Tea Party is easy. Whether you want to bake up a storm at home or pop to the shops for some tasty treats, you’ll be helping support people in your local area living with a terminal illness.

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“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, visit mariecurie.org.uk/teaparty or contact Gina at [email protected] or on 07515135425.

If you are struggling with grief and need someone to talk to or 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