A WIGAN cafe hosted a Blooming Great Tea Party to help raise vital funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care and our Safe Hands Appeal.
Sales of tea, coffee and a variety of cakes at the Hindley cafe all helped to boost the charity’s coffers for two days this week.
Lynn Cottriall, 51, who runs the Market Street cafe with her son Dylan, 24, said: “We’ve been here for nearly 12 months now and just decided we wanted to do some fund-raising for charity.
“All our customers have been really supportive. Many of our regulars who don’t normally come in on a Wednesday made the effort to come in yesterday.”
The tea party proceeds will help the Evening Post’s Safe Hands appeal.
We have joined forces with Marie Curie in a bid to help the charity raise £86,000 during 2011.
That figure is the amount required to cover the cost of enough Marie Curie nurses to provide free care for terminally ill patients across the borough for the next 12 months. Currently, the much-loved charity is not raising enough funds to cover its service, which gives cancer sufferers throughout the area the chance to spend their final days at home surrounded by loved ones.
We are determined - with your help - to ensure that the charity continues to provide its excellent work in the borough.
Lynn Cottriall added: “My son does all the cooking here and made extra cream cakes, cheesecake and cupcakes to sell to customers - all in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care.
“The cupcakes have been the most popular so far - although most of the products have gone down very well!”