Thursday 1 April 2010

Marie Curie Cancer Care Tea Party

I recently received an email from a nice man at Marie Curie Cancer Care. For some reason he thought my blog might have a wide audience (snort) of people who knit or crochet. Even though I know there aren't many of you out there, this is a good cause and I said I would pass on the information he sent me.

Basically, Marie Curie Cancer Care are running a competition to design a tea cosy. The competition is being run in conjunction with Simply Knitting Magazing and Cath Kidston. The tea cosy design is to be inspired by the Marie Curie Cancer Care's Blooming Great Tea Party which asks people to get together and host a tea party anytime from June 12 to July 12 to help raise funds for the charity.

The good folks at Simply Knitting Magazine have provided two basic tea cosy patterns (one knit, one crochet) as a starting point for your design and should fit a standard six cup tea pot. You can either adapt the basic patterns provided, or design your own from scratch if you prefer.

To make a winning tea cosy, find out all you need to know about the Blooming Great Tea Party and to download an entry form go to The competition will be judged by Cath Kidston, Simply Knitting and Marie Curie Cancer Care, based on entries to the following categories:
  • Best Tea Party Cosy
  • Best Creative Cosy
There will be a winner and two runners-up selected for each category, and the prizes will be selection packs of Cath Kidston and knitting goodies. The competition will close on 31/08/2010, any entries received after this date will not be entered into the competition. All tea cosy entries must be accompanied by an entry form, available from or call 08700 340 040 Entries should be sent with completed entry form to:

Marie Curie Cancer Care Knitting Competition
PO Box 621
Wetherby Rd
YO26 0EX

I feel a bit ashamed because I know I probably won't be doing anything related to this post - one because I don't drink tea and don't get the whole "tea party" thing and two because I don't like to commit to things I am pretty sure I won't be able to achieve. However, my contribution is posting the information on my blog. If one person decides to host a tea party after reading the above blurb, then that has to be my contribution.

Please let me know if anyone decides to enter a design or hold a tea party. Otherwise I will feel that this post was typed in vain!


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