Business prepares for blooming great party

A BUSY Morpeth business is brewing up a treat for charity as it prepares a Blooming Great Tea Party.

Rutherford’s department store in Bridge Street is putting the kettle on to host the event in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care.

The charity helps terminally ill people spend their final days at home and every £20 raised from the event will pay for an hour of nursing care.

The Rutherford’s party will take place in its coffee shop on Tuesday afternoon, with coffee, tea, sandwiches and cakes on the menu.

As well as raising money from ticket sales, there will be collection boxes around the store.

Organiser James Dove said: “We hope as many people as possible will come along to support us as every pound raised will go to Marie Curie.

“Everyone knows of someone who has been affected by cancer, whether they are children or adults, so it is a really worthwhile cause.

“We’re delighted to be taking part in their Blooming Great Tea Party fundraising campaign and we hope to make a lot of money for them.

“We have already had a lot of interest from shoppers and we are also supporting Marie Curie’s campaign by highlighting it with posters around the store and by decorating the window.”

The tea party will take place at the store between 2.30pm and 5pm. Tickets cost £5 and are on sale in the shop in advance, or can be bought on the day.