Sywell couple’s tea party supports care charity

David and Donna Bletsoe Brown, owners of Bluebell Woods Bed & Breakfast in Sywell held a tea party

David and Donna Bletsoe Brown, owners of Bluebell Woods Bed & Breakfast in Sywell held a tea party

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Marie Curie are inviting people across the county to dust-off their teapots, get out their doilies, iron their table cloths brew-up and host a tea party.

Whether that’s a totally tea-riffic garden gala, a communi-tea get together in the village hall or a blooming great bake off, get planning your perfect tea party today.

The charity is calling on people in Northamptonshire to hold a Blooming Great Tea Party over the summer but the owners of Bluebell Woods Bed & Breakfast and events venue in Sywell have already thrown their tea party - raising £850.

The newly-established family-run B&B wanted to make good use of their beautiful 30 acres of bluebell woods.

David and Donna Bletsoe Brown said: “We wanted to organise a tea party in aid of Marie Curie as there are so many people affected by cancer or a terminal illness, so we wanted to be able to help the local nursing service.

“It went really well as it was a hot summer’s day and lots of people turned up for a cream tea.

“We were thrilled it was a success and it’s really heart-warming to know that our help will help someone at the most poignant time of their life.”

Laura Foy, Community Fundraiser for Northamptonshire at Marie Curie said: “It’s easy to support Marie Curie with a Blooming Great Tea Party and it really is up to you how you decide to join in, whether it’s a garden tea party, a Great British Bake off in the office or a small bake sale with your friends and family.

“Every pound raised will help Marie Curie Nurses care for someone living with a terminal illness locally, as well as supporting their family.”

To register your Blooming Great Tea Party or for tea party inspiration visit www.mariecurie.org.uk/teaparty or call 0800 716 146.

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