Posted Friday, June 10 2011 by Deans Shortbread Categories: Blog

If you have been following the Dean’s Blog or the Facebook Page you will already know that Dean’s, has chosen to support Marie Curie Cancer Care. Throughout 2011 we will be undertaking a number of different events and activities in order to support the charity which provides free care to people with terminal cancer and other illnesses in their own homes or in hospices located throughout the UK.

As part of this support, Dean’s are donating 500 cases of shortbread for Marie Curie’s Blooming Great Tea Party campaign which encourages people to hold a tea party from 12th June until 12th July to help raise funds for the charity.

Announcing the move Les McArthur, operations director of Dean’s, and who is co-ordinating the various activities said: “We are delighted to be supporting Marie Curie Cancer Care throughout this year. This donation of shortbread is only one of the many ways Dean’s are getting involved with the charity. At the end of July a group of eight staff from Dean’s, myself included, will be undertaking the Glen Coe and Devils Staircase Mountain Challenge as the Dean’s Activ8 team and fundraising for this is well underway.” In addition, since the 31st March 2011 Dean’s has also been donating 5p from every £1 spent in our on-line shop, to Marie Curie and this will continue until 31st October.

Paul Cockram, Corporate Development Manager at Marie Curie Cancer Care, said : “We are absolutely delighted that Dean’s have chosen to support us in 2011. The donation of the shortbread towards our Blooming Great Tea Party campaign will be really appreciated by party organisers. The money raised at every tea party, however big or small will help to provide more free care to people with terminal cancer and other illnesses in their own homes or at one of the charity’s nine hospices. We couldn’t continue our work without the generosity of companies like Dean’s and we are very grateful for their support.” 

The Dean’s online shop can be found at and you can help the Dean’s Activ8 Team support Marie Curie Cancer Care with a donation at

For all the latest news from Dean’s you can find us on Facebook at or visit our website. To get involved and organise your own Blooming Great Tea Party for Marie Curie Cancer Care visit or call 08700 340 040.

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2 Responses to “Dean’s donate shortbread for Marie Curie’s Blooming Great Tea Party Campaign”

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  2. Raising money to provide free care to people with terminal cancer and other illnesses is really commendable. I would support any programs this organization is organizing.

    hospice services


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