IF you have been inspired by our appeal to help Julia’s House then an easy way of raising money might be to take part in Time For Tea.

Among celebrities supporting the campaign is Julian Fellowes who wrote Downton Abbey and actor Martin Clunes.

A Julia's House spokesman said: "Friends, family, villages, businesses, communities and clubs are being invited to get together and help raise pots of cash for your local children’s hospices.

"Garden parties, cake bakes, tea breaks or just a few friends getting together for a cuppa – Time for Tea is a social way to support us.

"We have lots of handy resources like invitations and posters that people can download and print off."

The charity, which is building a new children's hospice in Devizes, also wants people to Tweet pictures of themselves holding their favourite mug to help publicise the fundraising effort.

These can be sent using the hashtag #showusyourmug and #timefortea.

Another way to support the cause is to join in a golf day being held at Ogbourne Downs club, near Malborough on September 30. It costs £240 for a team of four non-members or £160 for a team of four members.

The entry fee includes bacon butties at the start and a two course meal at the finish.

A Julia's House spokesman said: "It is a fantastic way to help a life-limited child and their family in Wiltshire."

A number of other golf days are being held throughout Wiltshire and Dorset to help the charity which is already working with a number of families in Wiltshire.

Work has also started on a new hospice in Devizes which is due to open next year.

To find out more ring 01980 677105 or email liz.froud@juliashouse.org