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Care for a Cuppa - let's build on our success so far

Diabetes UK would like to thank everyone who has had a tea party and helped raise nearly £70,000 so far this year for our Care for a Cuppa campaign.

This means that we are on course for reaching our target of £150,000 for 2009, our 75th anniversary year.

Care for a Cuppa, which is supported by Splenda low-calorie sweetener, is aiming to have 1,000 parties throughout the year. So far, we have held around 450 across the UK.

Although this is excellent news, we still need more people like you to put the kettle on and organise a tea party to keep up the momentum of this year'’s success.

Keeping up the momentum

“We are very grateful to everyone who has had a Care for a Cuppa party this year," said Catriona Finlayson, Events Manager at Diabetes UK.

"Not only is it a fun event for family and friends, it also helps raise vital funds for diabetes-related projects. We would urge anyone who has not had one already to get involved and put the kettle on!”

Star support

Celebrities supporting Care for a Cuppa include actor Martine McCutcheon, entertainer Christopher Biggins, EastEnders actor Nina Wadia, comedienne Amy Lamé, GMTV presenter Emma Crosby, presenter Alison Hammond, actor Tina Malone and presenter Eamonn Holmes.

A fun event

A Care for a Cuppa tea party is a fun event for family and friends that can be held at home, at work, in your local town hall or at any other community venue.

The parties are easy to plan and all you need is to decide on a venue and invite as many guests along as possible. You can ask guests to make a donation for every cup of tea or biscuit or you could ask for an entry donation.

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