Bruce Crawford MSP supports Marie Curie

Bruce Crawford MSP supports Marie Curie

 Helping turn cakes into care Bruce Crawford MSP is supporting Marie Curie’s summer fundraising campaign Blooming Great Tea Party by hosting a party in both Scottish Parliament and his constituency of Stirling.

At his recent Blooming Great Tea Party in the Scottish Parliament Bruce 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 made over 1,424 visits providing care and support to over 200 people in their own homes in NHS Forth Valley in 2015/16. The charity also has Information and Support Services that are available for everyone affected by a terminal illness.

Bruce Crawford MSP said: “The staff and volunteers at Marie Curie do a fabulous job across Scotland providing hands-on care and emotional support for patients. The nurses do absolutely everything that they can to make the last few weeks, days and hours as comfortable as is humanly possible not just for those receiving the care but for their family and friends as well.

“To be able to continue to offer this level of support events such as the Blooming Great Tea Party are vital. The blooming great tea party is all about the right ingredients—nice cuppas, naughty cakes, bad jokes and good conversation. It is all about having a blooming great time while raising money for a blooming great cause.”

Susan Lowes Policy & Public Affairs Manager Scotland added: “Thanks to Bruce we hope more people will be inspired to take part and get together with friends, having 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.

Visit www.mariecurie.org.uk/teaparty for more information or call 0800 716 146.