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Local Blooming Great Tea Party for Marie Curie

mariecurielogoA Blooming Great Tea Party on Wednesday 15th June 2016 will help raise vital funds for Marie Curie, the charity which provides care and support for people living with a terminal illness and their families.

Tea parties in aid of Marie Curie, held the length and breadth of the UK between 20th and 29th June, have raised over £4.5 million since the campaign started in 2008.

Our local event, starting at 2.30pm, is being held in St Pius X church grounds, Leicester Road, Narborough LE19 5DF.

Parking has been organised at the Heritage Hotel – 50 yards along the road – and the event is open to anyone who would like to catch up with friends old and new and enjoy tea and cake for a good cause.

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The tea party tickets are £2.50 (children FREE) and will include home-made cakes, plant sale, tombola, Phoenix Cards, a raffle, and much, much more!

There is also a fun quiz to answer and be in with the chance to win a prize.

Every donation made from a Blooming Great Tea Party will help Marie Curie Nurses care for more people living with a terminal illness across the UK.

For more information or to get involved contact Joan Rampton on 07891 889202 or e-mail sthleicsfundraisng.mariecurie@gmail.com

Marie Curie helpers and supporters
Marie Curie South Leicestershire Fundraising Support Group and helpers

Cara Ackerman, a Marie Curie Fund Raising Volunteer said:

“Sadly, it is a question that none of us would like to face, 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.

“It is wonderful to be hosting a Blooming Great Tea Party for the local South Leicestershire community and lovely to welcome friends who have been supporting our group over the past few years as well as new faces who are coming along for the first time.

“Great fun is had by all over a cuppa and a slice or two of scrumptious cake!”

People can follow updates on social media and share photos using the hashtag #BloomingGreat.”

For more information visit www.mariecurie.org.uk
Like‘ Marie Curie’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/mariecurieuk
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Telephone Marie Curie Support Line 0800 090 2309*

Anyone with any questions about terminal illness and who is looking for support, Marie Curie is here to help them and their family.

Call the Marie Curie Support Line on 0800 090 2309 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)* or visit Mariecurie.org.uk/help.

Visit community.mariecurie.org.uk to share experiences and find support anytime of the day or night.

*Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.

Marie Curie Fundraising Group set to raise valuable funds with a Blooming Great Tea Party and quiz

Join the Blooming Great Tea Party [Graphic]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
Time: 2.00pm
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.

Follow updates on social media using #BloomingGreat.

Guests at previous year's Blooming Great Tea Party

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Fancy tea in the garden (for charity)?

ngs-logo-compositeEnderby residents are being invited to come together for a ‘Tea in the Garden’ event.

The garden at 12 Alexander Avenue in Enderby is the venue of the event being held between 11am and 5pm on Sunday 31st May.

It’s all in aid of charity and admission is just £2 (children free).

There will be plants for sale, tea and home-made cakes.

Last year, a similar event raised over £800 for nursing charities, mainly Macmillan and Marie Curie.

Nationally, the NGS (National Gardens Scheme) donated £2.5 million to those charities in 2014.

All that remains is to pray for good weather and an enjoyable stroll around the garden, a cuppa and a slice of home-made cake!

View National Gardens Scheme (NGS) website

 

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.”

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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.

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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.

Walk through Fosse Meadows raises valuable funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care

 A walk through Fosse Meadows raised valuable funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care in memory of Councillor Phil Fox.

Joan Rampton, Chairman of the South Leicestershire Marie Curie Cancer Care Fundraising Group, received a cheque from Councillor Ernie White and Councillor Jo Fox for £444.88 donated in memory of long-serving Blaby District and Braunstone Town Councillor Phil Fox who sadly passed away earlier in the year after a determined battle with cancer.

The money was raised by a sponsored walk through Fosse Meadows.

The 66-year-old former school teacher was first elected to both authorities in 1995 and represented the local community for almost 17 years.

He was also a keen poet and a big fan of Liverpool Football Club and the Leicester Tigers.  His wife, Councillor Jo Fox, is leader of Braunstone Town Council and also serves as a district and county councillor.

Added to the money raised at the Blooming Great Tea party and other fundraising events held earlier in the year brings the total, that the local South Leicestershire Marie Curie Cancer Care Fundraising Group has raised, to over £7200.00 so far in 2012.

The group are also holding a Christmas Coffee Morning at St Pius X Church Hall, Narborough on Saturday 1st December to raise even more funds and everyone is invited. >>Read more here

The money raised will 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.

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.

The group are also calling upon anyone who might be interested about joining to find out more by contacting Gill McQueen on 0116 2865524