Ready to eat cake and boost fund-raising for Marie Curie are, from the left, Diana Bradbury, her grandson Kai Horrigan, his friend Chris Hands, artist Janet Orpwood and her husband Adrian. Ready to serve them, on the right, are Marie Curie volunteers Tricia Bentley and Malcolm Brewer.

Uckfield Leisure Centre hosts Blooming Great Tea Party

Uckfield Leisure Centre played host yesterday (Sunday, June 14) to a Blooming Great Tea Party held to raise funds for Marie Curie, a charity offering care and support for people living with a terminal illness.

Cakes were donated for sale by Uckfield businesses including KC News and Bird in Eye Farm.

The stall was manned by members of the Marie Curie Uckfield Fund-raising Group and on display was a painting created especially for the occasion by local artist Janet Orpwood, and framed free of charge by Uckfield Framing Company.

It celebrated a quintessential English garden tea party and Janet and her husband Adrian also made ‘cardmarks’ – cards which can be turned into bookmarks – replicating the scene so they could be sold on the day.

• Contact details for Uckfield Leisure Centre, KC News, Birdineye Farmers Market and the Uckfield Framing Company can be found 24/7 in their listings in the Uckfield Directory on the Uckfield News website.


The tea party scene created by Janet Orpwood.

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