TEA parties have been a blooming great success in Leigh.

Marie Curie Cancer Care has thanked the community for helping them raise vital funds by holding Blooming Great Tea Parties.

More than 170 tea parties were held across Greater Manchester.

Michelle Bate, community fundraiser for Marie Curie in Leigh, said: “I’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who held or attended a Blooming Great Tea Party.

“Everyone has had a fantastic time and all the funds raised from popping the kettle on will help Marie Curie Nurses to provide more free care to term-inally ill people, and essential support to their families.”