Clitheroe resident Carole Entwistle enjoyed a right royal knees-up to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee when she and her friends threw a lunch fit for a king to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care.
Carole, of Linden Drive, said: “We decided to support Marie Curie Cancer Care after seeing an article in The Clitheroe Advertiser for their Blooming Great Tea Party. The Jubilee was a brilliant excuse to have a big get-together with friends and family, and we decided to hold a raffle, do a quiz and a Guess How Many Sweets game.
“The quiz loser even took home a lifesize toy dalmatian dog (pictured) which has been doing the rounds between us for years as an event booby prize!
“It was touch and go as to how the weather would be in Clitheroe, but in the end the sun shone and we raised over £130 for the charity, which is magnificent.”
Local Marie Curie fund-raiser Sophie Mccoy said: “Carole and her friends did a brilliant job of raising money to support our local Marie Curie nurses and we couldn’t be more grateful. The Blooming Great Tea Party is a fun, delicious way to raise money which will be used in the local community to help more Marie Curie Nurses to provide free care to people with terminal cancer and other illnesses in their own homes.”
To hold your own Blooming Great Tea Party, call 08700 340 040 or visit www.mariecurie.org.uk/teaparty for a free Blooming Great Tea Party fund-raising pack.
To get help from the Marie Curie Nursing Service, talk to your GP, district nurse or discharge nurse, or for more information visit: www.mariecurie.org.uk