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JENNY GILRUTH MSP SUPPORTS MARIE CURIE GREAT TEA PARTY SUMMER CAMPAIGN

Publised date : 07 Jun 2017

MSPS HELPING TO TURN CAKES INTO CARE
 
Jenny Gilruth MSP is supporting Marie Curie’s Blooming Great Tea Party summer fundraising campaign. Marie Curie is encouraging people to get together with friends, family or colleagues to host a tea party, bake sale or special tea break to raise funds.

At the recent ‘Blooming Great Tea Party’ in the Scottish Parliament, the Mid Fife & Glenrothes MSP met with representatives from the charity that provides care and support for people living with a terminal illness, and their families.

Jenny Gilruth MSP said: “This is a fantastic initiative from Marie Curie and I’m delighted to show my support. I hope that more people in the Mid Fife & Glenrothes will be inspired by the campaign to take part, enjoy a tea party of their own and help promote the outstanding and vital work being done every day by Marie Curie.”

Susan Lowes, Policy & Public Affairs Manager Scotland, added: “Thanks to Jenny we hope more people will be inspired to take part and get together with friends, having a great time raising dough for Marie Curie.”

Marie Curie provided care and support for over 4,255 people in NHS Fife in 2015/16. Marie Curie also has a volunteer Helper service in Fife providing emotional support, companionship and information about relevant local services to people, carers and families, and Information and Support Services that are available for everyone affected by a terminal illness. Last year 366 people and 64 Marie Curie fundraising groups in Scotland took part in Blooming Great Tea Party and raised almost £93,000 for the charity.

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NOTES TO EDITORS

Picture: The Blooming Great Tea Party event at the Scottish Parliament on Thursday 1st June.

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 from 23-25th June. Tea parties across the UK have raised over £5.4million since the campaign started in 2008. 

For more information on the Blooming Great Tea Party campaign, please visit www.mariecurie.org.uk/teaparty, or to register a tea party, please call 0800 716 146.

Marie Curie is the UK’s leading charity for people with any terminal illness. The charity helps people living with a terminal illness and their families make the most of the time they have together by delivering expert hands-on care, emotional support, research and guidance.

Marie Curie employs more than 2,700 nurses, doctors and other healthcare professionals, and with its nine hospices around the UK, is the largest provider of hospice beds outside the NHS.

If you have questions about terminal illness or simply want someone to talk to, call the Marie Curie Support Line for free confidential support and practical information on all aspects of terminal illness. The Marie Curie Support Line can be contacted on 0800 090 2309. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.

For more information on Marie Curie, please visit www.mariecurie.org.uk or contact Gemma Smith on 0131 561 3964 / 07730618339 / gemma.smith@mariecurie.org.uk.

 

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