Brew up this September to help St Ann’s Hospice patients

Volunteer Barbara Kelly makes the tea in the hospice coffee shop

St Ann’s Hospice is asking people to put the kettle on to help people with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses.

St Ann’s, which operates from three sites in Heald Green, Little Hulton and at Wythenshawe Hospital, is holding a special Time for Tea month throughout September, and is asking local people to invite their friends, family or colleagues round for a brew to help them raise much-needed funds.

Eamonn O’Neal, Chief Executive of the hospice, said:  “St Ann’s is a charity and we need to raise around £16,000 every day to continue providing our services to patients and their loved ones.

“As you can imagine, that’s a difficult task, but local people are always so incredibly generous with their support.

“The Time for Tea fundraising campaign is the latest way people can get involved in helping us to raise money, and it’s a simple one too.

“We’re encouraging people to make a brew for their neighbours, catch up with colleagues over a cuppa, or take time out with their friends, in exchange for a pound of two donation to the hospice.

“Every penny raised will help us to support the local patients we care for.

“If people aren’t able to take part in September, that’s not a problem either. We can help interested fundraisers to put on their Time for Tea event at any time of the year, and are always grateful for any support.”

The hospice is asking community groups, churches, schools, local businesses, families and individuals to host a get together, tea party, coffee morning, cake sale or bake-off, and have produced a special information pack complete with posters and recipes to inspire hosts to hold the best party possible.

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