In April, Morrisons customers and colleagues raised over £70,000 for Sue Ryder as hundreds of guests attended tea parties across the UK to raise money as part of Morrisons national Communi-Tea Party. Morrisons cafés also held a special Sue Ryder promotion on Thursday 28th April, raising an extra £12,237 and taking the total amount to over £80,000.
Supporting our services
Morrisons Community Champions went all out organising themed events from mad hatters tea parties to elegant 1940s fancy dress. Supermarkets saw guests enjoy a range of delicious cakes in exchange for donations to the health and social care charity, which is Morrisons’ national charity partner. Hot drinks were also served, along with activities including raffle and tombolas.
On Thursday 28th April, Morrisons cafes also got involved in the Communi-Tea Party, with money raised from the sale of chocolate and vanilla tray bakes going to Sue Ryder. Between 2pm and 4pm, 50p from every hot drink sold in the cafes went to the Raise a Smile partnership.
Sam Wells, Head of Café at Morrisons, said: “We are delighted with the success of our 2016 Communi-Tea Party and we’d like to thank everyone who came along and donated to Sue Ryder."
The Morrisons Communi-Tea Party for Sue Ryder was held across Morrisons stores on the week of 25th April to 1st May following the success of the inaugural event last year, which raised £75,000 for the charity. In total, the Morrisons Raise a Smile partnership with Sue Ryder has raised over £5 million towards new community healthcare services, family support teams and Sue Ryder's Online Community and Support, providing the best possible care to people at the end of their lives and support for their families.
Help us make a difference
For more information or to get involved, call our partnership hotline on 0800 949 6000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more. Alternatively, show your support today by texting ‘SMILE’ to 70123 to donate £3. You’ll be helping people at the end of their lives, and supporting their families.