Marie Curie urges Oldhamers to throw a tea party to help support the charity

Date published: 07 May 2019

Marie Curie and Mel Giedroyc are calling on the people of Oldham to throw a Blooming Great Tea Party this June. 

The charity provides nursing care to people with terminal illnesses in their own homes across Oldham and also runs a free and confidential support line for everyone affected by terminal illness.

Marie Curie has recently added clinical support to the service, which means anyone, across the country, can speak to a Marie Curie Nurse.

The money you raise at your Blooming Great Tea Party will also help fund vital research to ensure people get better care at the end of their lives.

Mel Giedroyc, who is fronting this year’s campaign, said, “Marie Curie’s wonderful nurses and support line heroes need you to bake up a storm this June and raise a few quid at a Blooming Great Tea Party. I know that people love a good natter over a cup of tea, who doesn’t? That’s why I’m supporting Marie Curie’s campaign. 

It’s a simple way to get together with your chums and raise money for people with a terminal illness. It’s a vital cause, so whether you invite the town over for a croquembouche or catch up with pals over a pack of party rings, Marie Curie needs you to raise a cuppa and some money this June.

If you’d rather fake it than bake it, here’s my tip. Get yourself a shop bought Victoria sponge, shake it around the shopping bag to ‘distress’ the edges, sprinkle it with icing sugar, dot some fresh strawberries on top and pass it off as your own. There you go chums, mum’s the word. Keep that one to yourself!”

Lynn Partridge, Community Fundraiser for Oldham at Marie Curie said, “Throwing a Blooming Great Tea Party is a piece of cake and tonnes of fun.

Whether you’re Team Baker and dazzling guests with you own homemade creation, or part of Team Faker and buying in your favourite treats, the money you raise will help us reach more of the people in Oldham who need us. 

And when you sign up, I’ll be on hand to help with all the brewing advice, icing tips and fundraising know how you need.”
Click here to sign up to the 'Blooming Great Tea Party'.

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