PEOPLE are being asked to pop the kettle on as part of the fundraising Time for Tea campaign run by St Margaret’s Hospice.

Supporters can serve up cuppas and cakes for friends, family or colleagues in aid of the Bishop’s Hull-based charity over the next few months.

Elaine Jewell-Moore, who first heard of St Margaret’s as a ten-year-old when her gran was cared for, said: “At that age I didn’t really understand what the hospice was,” said Elaine. “I just remember hearing the ‘grown ups’ talking about how wonderful the staff were and how they made it possible for my grandma to be at home when the time came to say goodbye.

“Some 12 years later, they also looked after my grandfather. Again, he didn’t want to go into the hospice itself - he refused to accept how poorly he was and wanted to keep going as much as he could, but St Margaret’s were always there in the background.

“From this point, I started to help raise money for them through fundraising and when I was given the opportunity to visit the hospice I was blown away by what I saw.

“From the resources to the friendly staff, the stories from patients to the families who were supported, I knew that I would continue to do what I could to help.”

Elaine’s Time for Tea party is in the orchard centre, Taunton, from 11am to 3pm on Saturday, June 14.

She added: “Knowing that my work could possibly raise hundreds of pounds for the hospice makes it all worthwhile.”

If you would like to brew up for the hospice call 01935-709485 or click on the Time for Tea link on this story.