RHYL residents are being asked to throw a Blooming Great Tea Party to support charity Marie Curie.

The Blooming Great Tea Party was started in 2008. It's the charity’s second biggest annual fundraising campaign.

The campaign is being fronted by tv presenter Mel Giedroyc.

She said: "Marie Curie’s wonderful nurses and support line heroes need you to bake up a storm this June and raise a few quid at a Blooming Great Tea Party. I know that you lot in Rhyl love a good natter over a cup of tea, who doesn’t? That’s why I’m supporting Marie Curie’s campaign.

"If you’d rather fake it than bake it, here’s my tip. Get yourself a shop bought Victoria sponge, shake it around the shopping bag to ‘distress’ the edges, sprinkle it with icing sugar, dot some fresh strawberries on top and pass it off as your own. There you go chums, mum’s the word. Keep that one to yourself.”

Laura Ellis-Bartlett, community fundraiser for North East Wales at Marie Curie said: “Whether you’re team baker and dazzling guests with your own Bara Brith recipe, or part of Team Faker and buying in your favourite treats, the money you raise will help us reach more of the people in Rhyl who need us.

"When you sign up, I’ll be on hand to help with all the brewing advice, icing tips and fundraising know how you need.”

To receive A fundraising pack, visit www.mariecurie.org.uk/teaparty or telephone 0800 716 146.