NEWSREADER Catriona Shearer took some time out to have a cuppa with Marie Curie nurses in support of the charity's annual Blooming Great Tea Party.
The Starbucks coffee chain has also pledged its backing to the campaign with 11 Glasgow stores holding fundraising activities.
Karen Milne, community fundraising manager for Marie Curie, said: "It's been great to get in the fundraising spirit with some help from Catriona. The support of Starbucks is really fantastic.
"We'd love to see the Glasgow community get right behind our Blooming Great Tea Party campaign by visiting their local Starbucks or holding their own tea party."
Brian Simpson, manager of the Byres Road Starbucks, said: "I am delighted Starbucks in Glasgow is supporting Marie Curie's Blooming Great Tea Party. Over the next few weeks staff will be organising lots of fundraising activities in store."
Catriona added: "I've seen first hand the work Marie Curie nurses undertake with the greatest of care and respect. Most people know someone whose life has been touched by cancer and Marie Curie is a phenomenal source of support to patients and their families.
"The Blooming Great Tea Party is a simple, fun way to raise money for a truly deserving cause.
"I really hope many people get involved and help raise much-needed funds to enable Marie Curie to continue to provide their vital services for people across Scotland."
The Blooming Great Tea Party campaign wants people to hold their own event during the summer to raise money to fund Marie Curie's free end-of-life care for patients and their families.
Please call 08700 340 040 or visit www.mariecurie.org.uk/teaparty for a free Blooming Great Tea Party fundraising pack.