Tea party fundraiser is a blooming success

Members of Muriel's North Belfast and Newtownabbey Fundraising Group and some of the ladies who attended the tea party. INNT 33-501CON
Members of Muriel's North Belfast and Newtownabbey Fundraising Group and some of the ladies who attended the tea party. INNT 33-501CON

Marie Curie Cancer Care has thanked Muriel’s North Belfast and Newtownabbey Fundraising Group for holding a Blooming Great Tea Party in Carnmoney recently.

The event, held on Saturday, July 27, raised vital funds for the Marie Curie Hospice in Belfast and the Marie Curie Nursing Service, which cost more than £4.5million each year to run.

The group served tea, coffee, traybakes and sandwiches, and the event was a massive success, raising £356 for the charity.

Thanking all those who supported the event, Grace Smyth, Community Fundraiser with Marie Curie Hospice, said: “Marie Curie Cancer Care is pleased to accept this donation of £356 which has been raised by Muriel’s North Belfast and Newtownabbey Fundraising Group. I would like to thank Linda Hamilton for opening her home to us, and the rest of the committee for taking the time to organise this very successful tea party.

“We would like to wish them every success with their future fundraising achievements. And to everyone who attended the tea party and made a donation, thank you.”

For more information about the work of Marie Curie Cancer Care, or volunteering opportunities with the charity, telephone Grace Smyth on 9088 2061 or log on to www.mariecurie.org.uk