People in Clydebank are being called on to throw a blooming great tea party this June.

And when they do, they will be helping provide vital care and support for people living with a terminal illness and their families.

The call has come from the Marie Curie charity which has teamed up with TV presenter Mel Giedroyc to encourage people to throw a tea party.

Mel said: “Marie Curie’s wonderful nurses and support line heroes need you to bake up a storm this June and raise a few quid at a blooming great tea party.

“Everyone loves a good natter over a cup of tea, who doesn’t? That’s why I’m supporting Marie Curie’s campaign.

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“It’s a simple way to get together with your chums and raise money for people with a terminal illness.

“It’s a vital cause, so whether you invite the town over for a croquembouche or catch up with pals over a pack of party rings, Marie Curie needs you to raise a cuppa and some money this June.

“If you’d rather fake it than bake it, here’s my tip. Get yourself a shop bought Victoria sponge, shake it around the shopping bag to “distress” the edges, sprinkle it with icing sugar, dot some fresh strawberries on top and pass it off as your own.”

Sara Murray community, fundraiser for West Dunbartonshire at Marie Curie, said: “Whether you’re Team Baker and dazzling guests with your own lemon drizzle recipe, or part of Team Faker and buying in your favourite treats, the money you raise will help us reach more of the people in West Dunbartonshire who need us.

For information on how to get involved, visit or call 0800 716 146.