Helping turn cakes into care, South Scotland MSP Colin Smyth MSP is supporting Marie Curie’s summer fundraising campaign Blooming Great Tea Party.


The local MSP will be hosting a Blooming Great Tea Party at his office on Friday 23 June from 12noon- 2 pm- and everyone is invited to attend.

At the recent Blooming Great Tea Party in the Scottish Parliament Colin met with representatives from the charity that provides care and support for people living with a terminal illness, and their families.

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.

Marie Curie provided care and support in over 3,700 visits to over 440 people in NHS Dumfries & Galloway in 2015/16. Marie Curie also has a new volunteer Helper service locally providing emotional support, companionship and information about relevant local services to people, carers and families. An Information and Support Service is also available for everyone affected by a terminal illness.

South Scotland MSP Colin Smyth MSP said, “Marie Curie do fantastic work providing care and support to people with a terminal illness and their families. The issue of ensuring the best possible palliative care is one I have pursued since being elected as an MSP last year and I am delighted to be working with Marie Curie again to help raise both awareness and funds for a great charity”.

Susan Lowes Policy & Public Affairs Manager Scotland added: “Colin’s Blooming Great Tea party on 23 June will be a fantastic event. We hope as many people as possible will take part and get together to have a great time raising dough for Marie Curie. 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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