Have pals round for a brew to help appeal

Michelle Bate and Siobhan Heffernan with local builders

Michelle Bate and Siobhan Heffernan with local builders

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WIGANERS are being urged to put the kettle on for our Safe Hands Appeal.

Marie Curie Cancer Care is calling on tea drinkers across the borough to organise their own parties in aid of the charity’s Blooming Great Tea Party Appeal.

Events will be held from June 12 to July 12 to raise funds to provide free care to people with cancer and other terminal illnesses in their own homes.

Community fund-raiser Michelle Bate said: “This is a great excuse to get together with friends, old and new, and turn a social get together into something a bit more special.

“I love nothing more than a good chat over a cup of tea so what better excuse to indulge than holding a Blooming Great Tea Party for Marie Curie Cancer Care?

“It doesn’t take much to pop the kettle on and all money raised will make such a difference to many people long after the party is over.

“The more money we raise, the more free care Marie Curie Nurses like me can provide to people with a terminal illness. What better reason to get involved?”

The Evening Post, and its sister paper the Leigh Reporter, is supporting Marie Curie with our Safe Hands Appeal, which aims to raise £86,000 in a year.

That’s the amount the charity needs to cover the cost for Marie Curie nurses to provide free care for terminally ill patients across Wigan borough for the next 12 months.

Across the country, the charity is hoping to raise £1m from this year’s Blooming Great Tea Party Appeal, which will help provide 50,000 hours of Marie Curie nursing care.

To organise your own tea party for Marie Curie, go online at www.mariecurie.org.uk/teaparty or call 08700 340 040.