Host a Blooming Great Tea Party for Marie Curie
Inspired by Britain’s love of baking, hosting a Blooming Great Tea Party, whether big or small is a great excuse to get together with loved ones. Try out a theme for the event or bake some much-loved goodies –it really is up to you.
Ian Turland, operations manager at The Sculpture Gallery in the grounds of Woburn Abbey, says “We are very excited to be hosting Marie Curie’s launch for their ‘Blooming Great Tea Party’ campaign at The Sculpture Gallery, we are considered by many to be the home of afternoon tea as it was popularised at Woburn Abbey by Duchess Anna Maria, wife of the 7th Duke of Bedford, during the 1840s, making it the ideal setting for such an occasion. Due to The Woburn Estate’s connections to afternoon tea we are often the venue of choice for these events, only last weekend we hosted a successful afternoon tea styled street party celebrating the Queen’s 90th.”
Marie Curie’s summer fundraising campaign raises vital funds for the charity which provides care and support for people living with a terminal illness and their families. Tea parties across the UK have raised over £4.5 million since the campaign started in 2008.
Emily Fleming, Community Fundraiser for Bedfordshire at Marie Curie said: “It’s easy to support Marie Curie with a Blooming Great Tea Party and it really is up to you how you decide to join in. Every pound raised will help Marie Curie Nurses care for someone living with a terminal illness locally and their family.”
To register your Blooming Great Tea Party or for tea party inspiration visit www.mariecurie.org.uk/teaparty or call 0800 716 146. Follow updates on social media and share photos using #BloomingGreat.