John Lewis Kingston will be holding a Blooming Great Tea Party on Friday 9th June, to support terminal illness charity, Marie Curie.
The event, which will take place in The Place To Eat, on the first floor. The Blooming Great Tea Party is Marie Curie’s summer fundraiser and encourages everyone to get together and hold a tea party, bake sale or special tea break in aid of the charity.

This year the Blooming Great Tea Party will be supported by John Lewis nationwide - the first time the campaign has been supported on this scale by a retailer. Customers visiting John Lewis Kingston on 9th June will be able to buy tea and cake in The Place To Eat, meet the Marie Curie fundraiser, find out more about hosting their own tea party, and take a selfie alongside a giant Marie Curie teacup. ​
John Lewis will also be making an additional* £20,000 donation nationally to Marie Curie, ​following the Blooming Great Tea Parties taking place in John Lewis shops up and down the country this June.

Dan Cooke, Head of Branch at John Lewis Kingston said: “We’re really proud to be supporting Marie Curie’s Blooming Great Tea Party campaign and I know everyone at John Lewis Kingston is looking forward to welcoming customers to our own tea party in The Place to Eat. Everyone loves tea and cake,  and why not host your own Blooming Great Tea Party at home to raise money for such a great cause!”

Paola Sammarco, Chair, Kingston Marie Curie Fundraising Group. said: “We’d like to invite everyone to join us for a cuppa and some cake at John Lewis. We hope we can show everyone how easy and fun it is to hold a Blooming Great Tea Party and inspire people to hold their own later in the month. Every cuppa counts in helping Marie Curie provide care and support to people living with a terminal illness and their families.”

To join the John Lewis Blooming Great Tea Party head to:

● John Lewis Kingston,  The Place To Eat restaurant, First  Floor.
● The Blooming Great Tea Party will take place between 2pm -4pm and is open to all customers.

To find out more about hosting your own Blooming Great Tea Party and to receive your free fundraising pack, call 0800 716 146 or visit

Article supplied by Louise Wood