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Anyone for a cuppa? Weston Hospicecare launches new campaign

PUBLISHED: 12:00 23 March 2017

Weston Hospicecare's day hospice patients at the Care For A Cuppa launch.

Weston Hospicecare's day hospice patients at the Care For A Cuppa launch.


Weston Hospicecare has launched a new fundraising campaign – which encourages people to support the charity by enjoying a humble cup of tea.

The charity has launched its Care For A Cuppa campaign to encourage people to host tea parties and coffee mornings in aid of the hospice.

It costs more than £3.5million to keep the hospice’s doors open each year, but only 21 per cent of this money is provided by the NHS – meaning fundraising initiatives such as Care For A Cuppa are crucial to securing its future.

The hospice’s fundraising and events manager, Sally Davis, told the Mercury the charity had decided to focus on tea parties for its next campaign as the events could be tailored to each supporter’s needs.

Sally said: “We’re always looking to develop easy ways in which our wonderful supporters can help the hospice.

“We’ve seen how easy and successful tea parties can be, so we hope lots of people will host their own Care For A Cuppa event in aid of the hospice.

“No matter how big or small you want to go, we want everyone to know every cuppa counts and will make a big difference to the lives of local people affected by life-limiting illnesses.”

The hospice is calling on businesses and people across Weston and beyond to follow its example and host a fundraising tea party.

The charity launched its campaign by hosting a tea party at its day hospice, which is based inside the hospice in Uphill.

Patients and staff enjoyed homemade cake and tea and according to day hospice manager and occupational therapist, Stacy Gaynor, the event was a huge success.

Stacy said: “Our patients are at the centre of everything we do and they really enjoyed being treated to cake and refreshments as part of the Care For A Cuppa launch.”

To request a Care For A Cuppa fundraising pack, contact 01934 423960 or email

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