The end-of-life charity Marie Curie is calling on people in Kent to throw a Blooming Great Tea Party in June and July to help fund vital care and support for those living with a terminal illness, and their families.

The charity’s fundraising appeal is a piece of cake – simply set a date to host a tea party and invite family, friends, or colleagues to tuck into a delectable treat and catch-up over a cuppa.

Every penny raised from a Blooming Great Tea Party will go towards ensuring more people have access to the care and support they need at the end of life.

Marie Curie is dependent on public donations so that it can continue caring for people at the end of life locally in their own homes. Donations also support its Information and Support services, including a telephone line which provides a listening ear to anyone dealing with any aspect of death, dying and bereavement.

Florin Diaconu, Marie Curie Community Fundraiser in Kent said: “Hosting a Blooming Great Tea Party is easy. Whether you want to bake up a storm at home or pop to the shops for some tasty treats, you’ll be helping support people in your local area living with a terminal illness.

“We’d encourage supporters to make the most of the extra-long bank holiday weekend in June too – a perfect occasion to raise a cuppa and some money for a blooming great cause. Just don’t forget to price your slice!”

To find out more about Marie Curie’s Blooming Great Tea Party, including top tips for planning your party, recipes and downloadable materials, visit or contact your local Community Fundraiser Florin Diaconu on 07872 418098 or at

If you are struggling with grief and need someone to talk to or need information and support about any aspect of terminal illness, call the free and confidential Marie Curie Support Line on 0800 090 2309 or visit