Marie Curie Community Tea Party at St Andrews House

Gina Bourne, Day Care Manager

Two of the greatest British traditions, charity and cake are being celebrated at St Andrews House where we’re inviting the local community to join us for a special Afternoon Tea Party on Thursday 13th September 2-4pm in honour of Marie Curie.

Everyone's favourite chocolate bar

Presenting the Cheque

We have members of the Marie Curie team with us to talk about their community work in and around Ashburton and to receive a donation cheque from the annual Ball at Lavender House held earlier this summer in partnership between St Andrews House, the Rugglestone Inn and Heathman Hair Studios, which raised over £800.

The team at St Andrews House want to hold a tea party to raise even more money and awareness for Marie Curie and our resident’s activity fund. We’re opening our home especially for this afternoon because although people around the Dartmoor district are living independently in their own homes for longer, this is coming at the cost of social interaction and remaining active members in the community.  So, to combat this, we’re throwing the doors open and inviting the community to come and spend a sociable afternoon with us, meet our residents and team and discover what our home is all about!

Come and Join in!

Feel free to join us for an array of cakes, cookies and bakes. If any of you enjoy baking and would like to contribute something for the afternoon, that would be very much appreciated. Please just ensure that items are labelled with ingredients for any possible allergies. If you’re bringing a parent along, you’re welcome to stay and join the activities including a raffle and a quiz. Gaynor, our craft volunteer will be selling her wares as well.


Jeremy Christophers, owner of St Andrews House said “We’re proud to support Marie Curie because they offer care and support for people living with any terminal illness, including motor neurone disease chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and terminal cancer. ”

“In recent times Marie Curie has supported our residents with palliative care and we are incredibly grateful for everything they have done. This event will hopefully raise awareness in Ashburton about the valuable work this charity does.”

Every pound you raise means more support for people living with a terminal illness. And you’ll get to eat cake. At the end of the day, all additional proceeds will be split between Marie Curie and our activity fund which enables day trips to local attractions such as Living Coasts and Pennywell Farm.

Let us know if you’d like to come by emailing or calling 01364 653053 so we know how many people to put the kettle on for.