Tea party was such fun this year and I’m so pleased with my total

Thank you to everyone who threw a Blooming Great Tea Party this year. Thanks to you we’ve raised a blooming amazing £650,000! Our Tea Party Queen Suzy Pelta looks back on another great campaign and shows the difference the money you’ve raised makes.

I have had a brilliant and incredibly rewarding time working with Marie Curie this year as their Blooming Great Tea Party Queen.

The culmination of it all was my own tea party that  raised an amazing £1000! I am absolutely thrilled to have raised so much, as I know this money will make an incredible difference.

A huge thank you must go to all of you that have held your own Blooming Great Tea Parties - for all of the delicious cakes baked and the teas poured, you have really helped support the important work that Marie Curie does.

The difference your tea party makes

When I first started working with Marie Curie three years ago, I did so because one of my closest friend's fathers had been cared for by Marie Curie Nurses.

This year I got to visit the Marie Curie Hospice, Hampstead and see exactly how vital the nurses and all of the staff are that work for Marie Curie. I found the experience very humbling, but it was so good to see where the money raised goes, and it definitely made me more determined than ever to raise as much money as I possibly could.

Campaign highlights

This year's campaign was definitely my best yet! Highlights for me include filming my own recipe videos and a baking tutorial with the totally fabulous Mel Giedroyc – we barely stopped laughing throughout!

I've really loved working with Marie Curie this year and I can't stress enough how valuable ongoing support is. So, with that in mind, why not sign up to host a Blooming Great Tea Party next year? It is such a fun way to raise money (plus you get to eat lots of cake!).

See you next year!