Intoxicating tea party raises £943 for Macmillan charity

Isla Dewar (centre), receives the cheque from  Caroline Buchan (right) and Jacqui Bruce.
Isla Dewar (centre), receives the cheque from Caroline Buchan (right) and Jacqui Bruce.

An intoxicating tea party held at Peterhead’s Buchanhaven Hearts club has raised £943 for Macmillan Cancer Support in Aberdeenshire.

The event, which took place at the end of August, was organised by Caroline Buchan, a project worker at the Grampian Macmillan Cancer Centre Project in Peterhead - a benefits support service for people affected by cancer operated in conjunction with the Citizen’s Advice Bureau and the Pension Service.

Caroline, and her boyfriend Paul Smith, are taking part in the Edinburgh Marathon Festival next May, and her popular intoxicating tea party was one of the larger fundraising activities planned in the lead-up to their big runs.

She had hoped it would raise £250, so was delighted when it achieved almost four times as much.

Caroline told the Buchanie: “I was thrilled at the success of the event and would like to thank everyone who came along and all the businesses who generously donated raffle prizes including Deans of Huntly, Walkers Shortbreak, Peterhead, Aberdeen, Celtic, Rangers and Dundee United football clubs, Shell and Total at St. Fergus and many, many more.

“With the income from the tea party Paul and I have raised £1,195 to-date.

“Other activity has included sales of loom-band bracelets and characters and I have to give a special mention to Ella Mundy and Atlanta Smith for making them,” she said.

Area fundraising manager for Macmillan Cancer Support in the north of Scotland, Isla Dewar, went along to the Grampian Macmillan Cancer Centre project office in Peterhead recently to collect the proceeds of the event from Caroline and Citizens Advice Bureau manager, Jacqui Bruce.

“It think an intoxicating tea party is a terrific fundraising idea and a good excuse to dust off the best china and put it to use,” said Isla.

“We are very grateful to everyone involved.

“The funds raised will be used in Aberdeenshire to help Macmillan support people affected by cancer.”

To show your support for Caroline and Paul in their efforts to help Macmillan ensure no one faces cancer alone, visit their online fundraising page www.justgiving.com/caroline-buchan5

Meanwhile for more information on fundraising for Macmillan call 0300 1000 200 or visit www.macmillan.org.uk