THERE’S nothing quite like a Blooming Great Tea Party, and that’s exactly what visitors to Allerton Manor’s brand new event space, The Hay Loft, enjoyed courtesy of Marie Curie’s Woolton L25 Fundraising team. Supporters gathered in the stylish new space, decorated with vintage themed bunting and summer flower centre pieces to spend the afternoon sipping tea and devouring cakes and scones, and even a few glasses of prosecco to wash it all down! With activities including a tombola, ‘Kids’ Corner’ and a quiz, taking place throughout the afternoon there were plenty of opportunities for guests to dig deep. Allerton Manor Golf Club also donated a percentage of the ticket sales on the day to support the cause. The highlight of the afternoon was a rousing performance by the Liverpool Ukulele Orchestra who entertained the attendees with rock and roll hits from The Beatles, Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley. Fundraisers were joined later in the afternoon by a special guest, The Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress of Liverpool, Councillor Malcom Kennedy and Mrs Liliana Kennedy. After thanking fundraisers for their efforts, they tucked into a delicious afternoon tea, and the Lord Mayor even got up for a dance with one of the team. The event raised over £400 over the afternoon, which will go to pay for 20 hours of home nursing by Marie Curie Nurses in Merseyside. Linda Hargreaves, Treasurer of Woolton L25 Fundraising Group, said: “We had over 70 attendees on the day who helped us to raise £412 which will go towards providing vital care for terminally ill people in the area both at the Liverpool Hospice and at home. With the support of the team at Allerton Manor we were able to offer an event that surpasses anything we have done before”.