Hold a tea party for charity

DALES residents are being urged to hold a Blooming Great Tea Party this summer.

Marie Curie Cancer Care is asking the people of Matlock and Bakewell to help raise funds with a charity tea party.

Money raised from Blooming Great Tea Parties will help Marie Curie Nurses to provide more free care to local people with terminal cancer and other terminal illnesses in their own homes.

It can be as simple as a cuppa and cakes in the office, a vintage inspired tea party or even a larger street party.

Derbyshire fundraiser Laura Read said: “We’re asking everyone in the community to host their own tea party to help raise funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care this summer.

“The money raised by simply popping the kettle on will help Marie Curie Nurses to provide free care to patients with terminal cancer and other illnesses in their own homes in Derbyshire.”

The charity is hoping to raise one million pounds from the campaign this year which will help provide 50,000 hours of Marie Curie nursing care.

Call 08700 340 040 or visit www.mariecurie.org.uk/teaparty before July 31 for more information and your free Blooming Great Tea Party fundraising pack.