Weetwood Hall’s Julie Abbott is hosting A Blooming Great Tea Party to raise money for Marie Curie
This Saturday, Julie Abbott, Assistant Financial Controller at Weetwood Hall, is hosting A Blooming Great Tea Party, in support of Marie Curie. Julie will be joined by hundreds of other fundraisers throughout Britain who will be hosting their own tea parties this June to raise money Marie Curie cancer care.
In 2014 the Great Blooming Tea Party event raised £667,000 across the UK, money that will fund 33,350 hours of crucial nursing care for the terminally ill.
Weetwood Hall caught up with Julie Abbott to ask about this fantastic fundraising venture.
What was your inspiration for hosting The Blooming Great Tea Party?
I wanted to support Marie Curie as they were a great help to the family when we were looking after my terminally ill Dad at home in 2009. I thought The Blooming Great Tea Party would be a great way to do this, because everyone loves tea & cake!
Where and when is the Blooming Great Tea Party taking place?
The Tea Party is taking place on Saturday 20th June, at my home in Adel.
Weetwood Hall’s chef is making a special cake, to raffle off on the day. Any clue as to what the cake is?
I’ve had a few hints from the chef, and it definitely involves a teapot!
Marie Curie does a fabulous job providing care and support to people with terminal illnesses and their families. What message would you like to give to Marie Curie?
Keep up the good work! The support you give to families caring for terminally ill loved ones at home is invaluable.
The money raised from Julie’s Blooming Great Tea Party will go towards helping Marie Curie provide free care to people living with a terminal illness in their homes.
Marie Curie was established in 1948, the same year the National Health Service was founded. The charity provides care and support to people with terminal illnesses and their families. In the year 2014/15, Marie Curie provided care to 40,000 terminally ill patients.
From 20 – 29 June, scones, cakes, sandwiches, biscuits and jam, all washed down with lashings of tea, will be being served in gardens, kitchens, streets and conservatories around the county, helping raise money for this vital charity.
And tea and scones will certainly be plentiful in Adel this Saturday!
We’d like to wish Julie Abbott the best of luck with her Blooming Great Tea Party event in North Leeds at the weekend.