Putting the kettle on for charity

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Two Blooming Great Tea Parties have helped raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

The charity has now said a big thank you to Forton United Reformed Church and Trinity United Reformed Church in Lancaster for raising vital funds.

Both churches, which are now part of the FLAG pastorate (Gorton, Lancaster and Garstang), held the tea parties during the summer and raised a combined £585 – which will pay for more than 29 hours of nursing care to terminally ill patients in their own homes.

Joyce Holden, Forton URC member, said: “People throughout our churches know the value of Marie Curie Cancer Care nurses, we felt that with more funding, more nurses would be available to help those who are terminally ill.

“We wanted to do our bit to help whilst bringing our churches together at the same time.” Lucy Leeming, Community Fundraiser for Marie Curie said: “Whether you’re a dab hand at baking cakes or simply enjoy a cuppa with friends, holding a Blooming Great Tea Party is a fun way to get together and raise funds for an important cause.”

For more information and to sign up for a free Tea Party fundraising pack call 01254 855042. For more information, please visit: www.mariecurie.org.uk.