McBride Retail Group is celebrating after raising £6,995 for Marie Curie during the 2018 Blooming Great Tea Party, recently held across 11 stores in Tyrone and Fermanagh and Lurgan.

Blooming Great Tea Party is an annual fundraiser where tea and cake are offered in return for a donation to the terminal illness charity, to help Marie Curie support the local community in their homes through the nursing service.

Peter McBride from the McBride Retail Group said; “Our staff and shoppers once again got behind this year’s Blooming Great Tea Party and have raised a phenomenal amount in just a few hours across our 11 stores.

“Thank you to each member of the team who put together such fantastic events in store and thank you to our loyal local shoppers who always turn up and give back with such generosity. We’re delighted to have raised this total for such an important charity.”

Conor O’Kane, Senior Partnership Manager at Marie Curie in Northern Ireland added; “The support that Marie Curie has received is just phenomenal. It shows what strong, local teams can do to help our organisation and the McBride Retail Group never ceases to amaze us.

“The team recently raised an amazing £5,553 during the Great Daffodil Appeal and we appreciate their commitment to the charity. All money raised will help support terminally ill people and their families in the local community”