BGTPThe Newton Aycliffe Marie Curie Fundraising Group raised a fantastic £343 last weekend by enjoying a spot of tea and cake at the charity’s summer fundraising campaign.

The local fundraising group welcomed guests in to Heighington Village Hall on Saturday July 9 where scones were served and visitors tried their luck on the tombola and raffle.

The Blooming Great Tea Party encourages everyone to get together with friends and family to hold a tea party. Tea parties across the UK have raised over £4.5 million since the campaign started in 2008.

The funds raised from this Blooming Great Tea Party will help Marie Curie Nurses care for more people living with a terminal illness in their own homes in and around Newton Aycliffe.

Hayley Revell, Community Fundraiser for Marie Curie said: “The Newton Aycliffe Blooming Great Tea Party was a great success and we are grateful to everyone who attended the event.

“There was a great atmosphere in the hall and a fantastic amount of money was raised.”

The Newton Aycliffe Fundraising Group for Marie Curie meet once a month to organise their own fundraisng events and support campaigns like Blooming Great Tea Party and Great Daffodil Appeal. Anyone interested incoming along to a meeting to find out more can contact Hayley Revell on 0191 219 1242 or email