This year we hosted our fourth annual Blooming Great Tea Party 2018 for Marie Curie.
After the success of previous years, we were determined to make this year even better.
Why do we do it?
Marie Curie is a charity close to our hearts. Every year they help to give care and support to more than 50 000 people in the UK. Not only do they support patients, but their families too.
Help from Marie Curie comes in three main sections:
Marie Curie Nurses, Marie Curie Hospices and Marie Curie Helpers.
The Marie Curie nurses give free care to people with all terminal illnesses across the UK. They provide care at all times of day and night, supporting families as well as patients.
There are nine Marie Curie Hospices in the UK. They are open to residents and day time visitors. Last year they helped 8,638 people making them the largest provider of hospice beds outside the NHS.
Marie Curie helpers are volunteers that are there to help! Alongside being someone to talk to with a cuppa they also help in a more practical way, helping people to attend appointments or everyday tasks.
While the Government does fund around half the cost of nursing and hospice services, the other 50% is gained completely through fundraising. Without events such as the Blooming Great Tea party they would not be able to continue their amazing work.
For the fourth year running Priory Campus donated the main hall AND all the drinks for the morning.
The event began at 10am with people popping in for tea and cake before taking part in the raffle and tombola. It wasn’t long before the cakes were running low!
On the day itself we raised a fantastic £317.97, but it didn’t stop there. Your donations kept coming in, bringing our final total to a Blooming Great £338!
You’re Blooming Great
Of course we couldn’t have done this alone. We had an amazing amount of support from loads of places, including everyone who donated to our raffle table. Thank you to everyone who was involved!