The event, on 24th June, is being held in Enderby by the South Leicestershire Marie Curie Fundraising Support Group, who have already raised over £5,200 with the Daffodil appeal held in the area in March 2015.
The support group are already on course to raise even more valuable funds in 2015 with a Blooming Great Tea Party and quiz in Enderby.
Cara Ackerman, a Marie Curie Fund Raising Volunteer said:
“Sadly, it is a question that none of us would like to ask, but research has shown that 65% of people who have a terminal illness would prefer to die at home surrounded by their family, friends and in familiar surroundings.
“Marie Curie nurses enable this to happen by offering nursing care to patients but also essential support to the family. Whilst a Marie Curie nurse is present family members are able to rest.
“The South Leicestershire Fundraising Group formed in spring 2010 and we have steadily increased the amount we raise each year, with a grand total of over £28,000.00. All this money goes towards nursing and support in the Leicestershire area.
“We’d like to invite everyone to our Blooming Great Tea Party to help raise even more funds to 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.
“It’s going to be a fantastic event and a great way to get together with friends old and new.”
Blooming Great Tea Party
Date: Wednesday 24th June 2015
Place: 52 Abbey Road, Enderby LE19 2DA
Tickets: Adults £2-50 available in advance or on the day Children free (includes cake and tea or coffee)
Everyone is invited.
The tea party will include tea and home made cakes, plant sale, nearly new toys, tombola, Phoenix cards, a raffle, bric-a-brac, jewellery, and much, much more!
There is also a fun quiz to answer and be in with the chance to win £20.00.
The South Leicestershire group’s tea party will join others taking place across the country this June 20-29.
Last year across the UK the Blooming Great Tea Party for Marie Curie raised £667,000, which pays for 33,350 hours of vital nursing care.
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