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Ever fancy a nice cup of tea with Girls Aloud? If so, pull up a chair, get out your best china, and relax as the singers front a new charity campaign to raise money for cancer support.

Marie Curie Cancer Care's Blooming Great Tea Party is a new initiative designed to encourage people to hold their own tea parties and donate the money raised towards the cost of supporting cancer nurses. The organization – one of the largest charities in Britain – has been caring for the terminally ill for 60 years, and employs over 2,700 nurses and other healthcare professionals to care for patients who want to return to their own homes to die. They also run 10 hospices throughout Britain, and fund the Marie Curie Cancer Research Institute.

Girls Aloud became involved with the charity after Marie Curie nurses helped the grandfather of Nicola Roberts, one of the band members, in his final days.

“Every pound raised will help Marie Curie nurses look after someone with a terminal illness,” said the star.

Anybody wishing to know more about the campaign can visit the Blooming Great Tea Party website.

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