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Wallace & Gromit Stir Up The Nation For 'great British Tea Party'

Have you heard about Wallace & Gromit's Great British Tea Party yet? Find out more below....

A cup of tea is part of the great British way of life and Aardman’s tea-loving heroes Wallace and Gromit are calling on people across the UK to enjoy a ‘cuppa’ for charity and help raise thousands of pounds for sick children.

People from all walks of life are being invited to put the kettle on and take part in ‘Wallace & Gromit’s Great British Tea Party’ on Friday 5th December - a brand new fundraising event, launched by national charity Wallace & Gromit’s Children’s Foundation and sponsored by Yorkshire Tea. Funds raised will improve the quality of life for children and their families in a network of hospitals and hospices nationwide.

The event takes place as the famous plasticine duo are set to star in a new 30 minute short film ‘A Matter of Loaf and Death’ to be broadcast in December 2008.

Nick Park, creator of Wallace & Gromit and trustee of the Children’s Foundation, says: “A quintessentially British tea party is just my cup of tea and it’s a great opportunity for Wallace to show off his three-spouted teapot invention! Joining in the event couldn’t be easier - simply call 0845 600 1924 or visit http://www.wallaceandgromitteaparty.org.uk to sign up today.”

Charity organisers are expecting more than 100,000 people to take part on the 5th December, by holding or joining in a tea party and inviting friends, family and work colleagues to come along and make a donation to the Children’s Foundation.

To find out more about the Great British Tea Party on Friday 5th December, log on to http://www.wallaceandgromitteaparty.org.uk or call 0845 6001924.

Those registering to take part by the 31st October will be entered into a free prize draw to win a year’s supply of Yorkshire Tea. They will also receive a free fundraising pack with exclusive party items for a traditional tea-time celebration, including Wallace & Gromit party invites and tea coasters, Yorkshire tea vouchers, balloons and the chance to win £10,000 worth of John Lewis vouchers in ‘Gromit’s Grid’ game.