Support charity with a tea event
A CHARITY is asking Poynton people to hold special tea parties to raise funds.
Marie Curie wants residents to hold a Blooming Great Tea Party in June and July to help fund the important work done by its nurses who care for people with a terminal illness in their own homes.
Jessica Herrington, community fundraiser in Poynton, said the party can be as simple as sharing a few cupcakes at a place of work, a vintage inspired tea party or garden party with family and friends.
She said: “It’s a great way to get together with those closest to you and something easy and fun for charity.
“Marie Curie is here for people living with any terminal illness and their families.
“We offer expert care, guidance and support to help people make the most of their time.
“Whether you’re the Mary Berry in your family, or enjoying a brew with friends is more your cup of tea, holding a Blooming Great Tea Party is a brilliant and fun way to get together and raise funds for an important cause.
“If you sold just 20 cakes and raised £20, this pays for one hour of nursing care – it couldn’t be easier to make a difference.
“By taking part you will be helping to raise the vital funds that make it possible for Marie Curie Nurses to provide care for people with terminal illnesses.”
Last year across the UK the Blooming Great Tea Party for Marie Curie raised £667,000, which paid for 33,350 hours of vital nursing care.
For information and to sign up for your free Blooming Great Tea Party fundraising pack visit mariecurie.org.uk/ teaparty.
To get help from the Marie Curie Nursing Service, talk to a GP, district nurse or discharge nurse.
Visit mariecurie.org.uk/ help for resources on topics ranging from symptom management, bereavement and benefits to accessing services or call 0800 090 2309.