MEMBERS of the Marie Curie Crediton Fundraising Group are hosting a Blooming Great Tea Party to raise both funds and awareness for the UK’s leading end of life charity on Saturday, July 6.

The Blooming Great Tea Party will be taking place at Moor View, Broad Close, Crediton on Saturday, July 6 and will run from 2.30pm to 4.30pm. 

The Marie Curie Crediton Fundraising Group was formed in 2023 and is currently chaired by local resident Gill Pearn.

The group have just celebrated its first birthday and members have worked hard since forming to organise a wealth of collections and events to support Marie Curie.

Gill said: “We’ve had a wonderful year as a fundraising group and are really enjoying our roles in raising both funds and awareness for this amazing charity. Last year we held our first tea party as a sort of launch for the group and it was such a lovely day and great success we wanted to do it again this year.” 

Gill continues: “Being part of the group is great, we have such a mix of members all bringing something different to the team. We work hard to make sure everyone is involved while also maintaining what is manageable for them, as we all have such busy lives.”

Georgia Brooks, Marie Curie Community Fundraiser for Devon, said: “It is such a pleasure working with the Crediton fundraising group. They are such a warm, friendly, and supportive group of people. I am so amazed and grateful for all they have achieved in their first year.

“As with all our wonderful volunteers in Devon, not only do they work hard throughout the year to support Marie Curie, but they are all such lovely people who are a pleasure to work with.

“The group is always looking for new members and supporters so it would be great to see some new faces at this year’s tea party. It was a super event last year and I personally can vouch that you won’t be disappointed with the offering of refreshments and good company.”

If you would like more details or to RSVP please contact Georgia Brooks: [email protected] or telephone 07515 133895. RSVP is not essential but is helpful in knowing how many to cater for.   

Marie Curie is not a cancer charity but the UK’s leading “end of life charity”.

It cares for people with any illness they are likely to die from including Alzheimer’s (and other forms of dementia), heart, liver, kidney and lung disease, motor neurone disease, Parkinson’s, and advanced cancer.   

  If you’re living with a terminal illness or have been affected by dying, death and bereavement, Marie Curie can help. Visit: or call the free Marie Curie Support Line on 0800 090 2309.