Jackie Baillie MSP is joining Marie Curie’s call to throw a Blooming Great Tea Party and raise money to support people living with a terminal illness and their loved ones. The Blooming Great Tea Party started in 2008 and is the charity’s second biggest annual fundraising campaign.
Marie Curie are encouraging people across the country to host a Blooming Great Tea Party on the weekend of the 20 – 23 June, or a time that suits them. People are encouraged to bake a cake or pop to the shop and host a tea party with guests donating money to the charity.
People can sign up to host their own Blooming Great Tea Party by visiting the Marie Curie website https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/teaparty.
“The Blooming Great Tea Party is a great opportunity to raise money for people who are living with a terminal illness.
“The work that Marie Curie do is irreplaceable and provides valuable support for those who are ill as well as their families.
“I hope to see lots of Blooming Great Tea Party’s happening in Dumbarton, the Vale of Leven and Helensburgh in a bid to raise lots of money for this very worthy cause.”
Susan Brown Policy & Public Affairs Manager Scotland added:
“Thanks to Jackie we hope more people will be inspired to take part and do something great this summer to raise money for Marie Curie.
“It doesn’t matter whether you #fakeit or #bakeit, if you throw a tea party and collect donations for Marie Curie you will be helping us reach more people affected by terminal illness and provide nursing care, information, emotional support and research to help them and their loved ones.”
Last year there were 140 Blooming Great Tea Party’s across Scotland raising over £61,500.
Marie Curie made over 100 visits providing care and support to people in their own homes in West Dunbartonshire in 2017/18. Anyone can also receive free support through the Marie Curie Information & Support Line on 0800 090 2309 or visit mariecurie.org.uk/help.