Marie Curie is a charity close to our hearts as they cared for Hub’s Gran in her final days. This month they are asking people to hold tea parties to fundraise for Marie Curie nurses, who provide free care for people with terminal cancer and illnesses in their own homes. The tea parties are a great opportunity to gather friends and family around, bake sweet treats and drink tea, all in the name of a good cause. The best bit is that they can be as simple (say cuppas with colleagues in the office) or as extravagant (a vintage tea party, a cream tea, a garden party) as people have the time and wish to do. Every £20 pounds raised will pay for an hour of nursing care. Last year, tea parties across the UK raised enough money to fund 30,200 hours of care.
The campaign runs from 12th June to 12th July, with registration closing on the 31st July. To register go here. Alternatively, you can call 08700 340 040 to request a pack.
If you need any ideas as what to bake for your Blooming Great Tea Party how about:
Scones – trust me, a failsafe recipe from Grandma.
Bakewell Tart – my personal favourite.
Butterfly Cakes – retro classics.
Mini Carrot Cakes with Cheesecake Icing – The cheesecake icing works really well with this sweet treat.
Chilli Cheese Scones – a savoury treat.