A BIG Tea Party for the Marie Curie Cancer Care charity

South Leicestershire Fundraising Support Group Claire Maxim, Gill McQueen, Joan Rampton, Margaret Brookes, Marea Roberts, Diane May, Joan Milne, Brenda Farnham, Linda Biggs, Cara Ackerman

South Leicestershire Fundraising Support Group:
Claire Maxim, Gill McQueen, Joan Rampton, Margaret Brookes, Marea Roberts, Diane May, Joan Milne, Brenda Farnham, Linda Biggs, Cara Ackerman

Joan Rampton, member of the South Leicestershire Marie Curie Cancer Care Support Group, from Enderby is holding a Blooming Great Tea Party to raise funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care and everyone is invited.

The tea party, which is taking place at 52 Abbey Road, Enderby LE19 2DA on 19th June at 2.30pm, will include tea and home made cakes, plant sale, Tombola, Phoenix cards, a raffle and much, much more! Admission is £2.50 on the door to include tea and cake.

Tickets available on the day and in advance from Gill McQueen on 01162 865524.

All the money raised from the tea party will help more Marie Curie Nurses to provide free care to patients with terminal cancer and other illnesses in the comfort of their own homes or one of the charity’s hospices.

Joan said:

“We’d like to invite everyone to our Blooming Great Tea Party to help raise funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care. It’s going to be a fantastic event and a great way to get together with friends old and new. The more money we raise, the more free care Marie Curie Nurses can provide to people with a terminal illness.”

Marie Curie BGTP

Joan’s tea party is part of many others that are taking place across the country this June and July as part of Marie Curie Cancer Care’s Blooming Great Tea Party campaign.

blooming great tparty

The group are also calling upon anyone who might be interested about joining, to come along to the tea party to find out more contact Gill McQueen on 01162 865524 for more information on joining and supporting the group.

To get help from the Marie Curie Nursing Service, talk to your GP, district nurse or discharge nurse. For more information, please visit: www.mariecurie.org.uk.

Marie Curie Cancer Care is one of the UK’s largest charities. Employing more than 2,700 nurses, doctors and other healthcare professionals, it expects to provide care to around 31,000 terminally ill patients in the community and in its hospices this year and is the largest provider of hospice beds outside the NHS.

Around 70 per cent of the charity’s income comes from the generous support of thousands of individuals, membership organisations and businesses

The charity is best known for its network of Marie Curie Nurses working in the community to provide end-of-life care, totally free for patients in their own homes.

It provides core funding for three palliative care research facilities; the Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Unit at University College London, the Marie Curie Palliative Care Institute Liverpool and the Marie Curie Palliative Care Centre at the Wales Cancer Trials Unit (Cardiff University).

The charity also supports palliative and end of life care research through its project grant funding streams, the Marie Curie Cancer Care Research Programme (administered by Cancer Research UK) and the Dimbleby Marie Curie Cancer Care Research Fund.

Research shows around 65 per cent of people would like to die at home if they had a terminal illness, with a sizeable minority opting for hospice care.

However, more than 50 per cent of cancer deaths still occur in hospital, the place people say they would least like to be.

Since 2004 Marie Curie Cancer Care has been campaigning for more patients to be able to make the choice to be cared for and die at home.

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