Could you take a ‘leaf’ out of Maureen Lipman’s book and put the kettle on for Nightingale House?

Can you imagine anything better in the whole wide world than sharing a cup of tea and a cake (or two, or three) with the people you like the most?

That is what renowned actress and advocate of hospice care, Maureen Lipman is urging people of North East Wales to do as she encourages everyone to Bake Brew, Pour and Share for Nightingale House.

Ms Lipman has teamed up with the Wrexham based hospice to invite people of all ages to host their own, or take part in, a tea party for the charity and enable Nightingale House to keep giving days with a cherry on top to those who need their support.

Throughout the month of June, the treasured charity is appealing for people across North East Wales to bring some kindness with every kettle and, to help make the tea parties go full steam ahead, they have developed a special tea party pack with all the tips you will need to hold the perfect event as well as celebrity recipes from renowned chefs such as Rick Stein.

Nightingale House is also keen to ensure that even those who do not care for the great British tradition of a cup of tea can still get involved in Bake, Brew, Pour and Share by enjoying coffee, hot chocolate, juice or anything else that whets the whistle. The main thing is to get people together for a very worthy cause and a tea party can be held at any time, in any place, either at home, work or school.

Top Tea Lady for Nightingale House, Maureen Lipman, said: “Years and years ago I did a bit of fundraising for my local hospice. Little knowing that one day (12 years ago now) I would visit my husband there. As in all hospices, Jack was cared for by kind and compassionate people; anyone would be happy to call them angels.”

“That’s why I am happy to introduce Bake. Brew. Pour. Share for Nightingale House Hospice.

“So please have a cup of tea and a cake for me. On one afternoon (or morning) in June, invite everyone you know to bake and bring cakes and share cups of tea while raising money for Nightingale House Hospice.”

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Maureen Lipman who is supporting Nightingale House’s Bake, Brew, Pour and Share campaign says: “You too can be a Top Tea Lady or Top Tea Chap.”

Maureen Lipman who is supporting Nightingale House’s Bake, Brew, Pour and Share campaign says: “You too can be a Top Tea Lady or Top Tea Chap.”

Debbie Barton, Area Fundraiser for Nightingale House said: “Nightingale House has touched the hearts of so many people across North East Wales and what better way to show your support for the work of the hospice than by getting together with friends for a cup of tea and a slice of cake.

We are delighted to have Maureen Lipman as our Top Tea Lady and you too can hold that prestigious title. It could not be easier to get involved and, the best part is it’s your cuppa and your choice. You could dust off your best china and hold an elaborate garden party, brighten up the 9 to 5 by holding your event at work or just invite your friends and neighbours round for a special catch up.

“It doesn’t matter how big or small your tea party is, it’s all about taking part and we would encourage everyone to get involved. Anything you raise from Baking, Brewing, Pouring and Sharing can, and will, help us to give our patients days that really do have a cherry on top!

To receive your Bake Brew, Pour and Share tea party pack or for more information, contact Nightingale House on 01978 314 292 or email