Brewing up a record breaking tea party

A record breaking cream tea party attemp is being made next month.

A record breaking cream tea party attemp is being made next month.

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A group of colleagues will be brewing up en masse in an attempt to set a new world record for the largest cream tea party in aid of Marie Curie.

A group of colleagues will be brewing up en masse in an attempt to set a new world record for the largest cream tea party in aid of Marie Curie.

The challenge will be held on June 25 across Yorkshire Building Society’s main offices in Leeds, Bradford, Peterborough and Cheltenham to raise money for the Hour Of Need campaign, which will enable Marie Curie nurses to provide more support for people living with terminal illnesses.

The current record for the largest tea party in multiple venues stands at 536 participants and the society is hoping to have more than 650 colleagues simultaneously taking part.

Chris Pilling, chief executive of Yorkshire Building Society Group, said: “Everyone knows that we love our cream teas in Yorkshire, and as a society we are committed to fundraising for Marie Curie, so it is a great way to combine these things and attempt to set a new Guinness World Record.

“The Hour Of Need campaign is having a real impact on terminally ill people and their families in providing Marie Curie nursing support. We are aiming to raise half a million pounds over two years and funding 25,000 hours of Marie Curie nursing care is a massive motivation for all of us.”

Lola Rowe, a Marie Curie Hospice nurse, said: “The money raised by the society is really important as it means my colleagues and I can provide support to even more people in their hour of need.”

The society’s tea party will join others taking place across the country between June 20-29 as part of Marie Curie’s Blooming Great Tea Party fundraising campaign.

An announcement on the outcome of the attempt will be made on National Cream Tea Day on June 26.

To make a donation to the campaign, visit www.justgiving.com/hourofneed.