MORE than one hundred people attended the Blooming Great Tea Party, held at Heath House in Bromsberrow Heath.

The event took place last Sunday, June 22, at the home of Jan Long, to raise funds for Marie Curie Care.

Mrs Long said:" The day was brilliantly sunny and had people wearing sun hats or seeking a shady spot under the trees or gazebos, where they enjoyed cakes, cream teas and other refreshments.

"Sales of ice cream and chilled fizzy drinks were in great demand and younger guests played football, and an impromptu games of cricket. There was face painting, chess, draughts and even ludo!"

She added: "The music was a huge success with sounds to suit everyone, classical, jazz and pop, which had feet tapping and hands clapping. An afternoon of fun, music dancing and games raised the magnificent sum of nearly £1,400 with further pledges to be collected and all this will go towards the costs involved in caring for the terminally ill with round the clock nursing care."

Chairman of the local branch of Marie Curie, Bruce Foster, said that he had been delighted by the success of the event at which his team had worked so hard and "the results were reflected this magnificent achievement."