Belleek Pottery Visitor Centre brews up for launch of Blooming Great Tea Party

Belleek Pottery Visitor Centre brews up for launch of Blooming Great Tea Party
By Staff Reporter editorial@donegaldemocrat.com @dgldemocrat

Sheena Havlin fundraiser for Marie Curie West, is pictured enjoying a spot of tea and cake with Patricia McCauley and Geraldine Dolan outside the famous Belleek Pottery to encourage Fermanagh residents to get behind Marie Curie's summer fundraising campaign.

The Blooming Great Tea Party encourages everyone to get together with friends and family to hold a tea party between 20-29th June. Tea parties across the UK have raised over £4.5 million since the campaign started in 2008. The funds raised from Blooming Great Tea Party will help Marie Curie Nurses care for more people living with a terminal illness in their own homes in Fermanagh and Tyrone. Last year in Fermanagh and South Tyrone, Marie Curie provided 5497 hours of care to 102 patients. 58 of these were cancer patients while 44 were non cancer patients.

Belleek Pottery is pleased to host another tea party this year, building on the success of last years event. Patricia McCauley comments "We hope the local community will once again come out and support this great cause, these services are vital to our small community".

Sheena Havlin said :"Whether you're an aspiring Mary Berry or prefer to let someone else do the baking, getting together with friends and family to hold a Blooming Great Tea Party is a fun and easy way to support your local Marie Curie Nurses."

To register or for tea party inspiration visit www.mariecurie.org.uk/teaparty or call 0800 716 146. Follow updates on social media and share photos using #BloomingGreat.

Blooming Great Tea Party is Marie Curie's summer fundraising campaign which encourages everyone to get together with friends and family to hold a tea party between 20-29 June. Tea parties across the UK have raised over £4.5 million since the campaign started in 2008.

Visit www.mariecurie.org.uk/teaparty for further information, top tips and to register a tea party or call 0800 716 146. Follow updates on social media using #BloomingGreat

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Event Date: Marie Curie Blooming Great Tea Party Launch - Belleek Pottery Visitor Centre, 12th May 2016 10.00am-4.00pm.