Why I’m organising a Blooming Great Tea Party for Marie Curie
by Susie McCarthy Marie Curie champion at the Brighton Garden Centre
I personally have a strong reason for supporting Marie Curie. My dad was diagnosed with cancer last May and died just over a week later. It all happened so quickly, and was such a shock, that we didn’t have time to get the care in place that my dad deserved.
I’m really pleased that The Garden Centre Group has partnered with Marie Curie for the next two years as it means we can do lots of fundraising at the garden centre to help give families the support they need – having a Marie Curie Nurse would have made such a difference to our last days with dad. That’s why I’m organising a Blooming Great Tea Party for Marie Curie where I work, at the Brighton Garden Centre, this June. I’m looking forward to inviting the people of Brighton along to the Alice in Wonderland-themed tea party we’re planning. The garden centre staff are going to dress up and there will be lots of Blooming Great activities to take part in and, of course, tea and cake! All the money raised from our Mad Hatters tea party will help Marie Curie Nurses to provide more free care to people with terminal illnesses in their own homes. This tea party is one of many others that are taking place across the country this 20-29 June as part of Marie Curie's Blooming Great Tea Party campaign. To hold a Blooming Great Tea Party and receive a free fundraising pack call 0845 052 4184 or visit www.mariecurie.org.uk/teaparty The Garden Centre Group has chosen Marie Curie as its first national charity partner and is aiming to raise over £500,000 nationally over the next two years, through gardening-inspired activities, which will help Marie Curie provide care to people with terminal illnesses in their own homes. Find your local Garden Centre