The Coffee Morning, which is taking place at St Pius X Church Hall, Narborough LE19 2DF on Saturday 8 February at 10am – 12.30pm, will include cake, tea or coffee, raffle, nearly new toys and games, cake stall, cards and much, much more.
Tickets are Adults £2-50 Children free and are available on the day or from Gill McQueen on 0116 2865524.
The group have raised over £9,500 in 2013 and are already on course to raise even more valuable funds in 2014 with a very kind donation from Rothley Golf Course of over £8,300.
Cara Ackerman, a Marie Curie Fund Raising Volunteer said:
“Sadly, it is a question that none of us would like to ask, but research has shown that 65% of people who have a terminal illness would prefer to die at home surrounded by their family, friends and in familiar surroundings. Marie Curie nurses enable this to happen by offering nursing care to patients but also essential support to the family. Whilst a Marie Curie nurse is present family members are able to rest.
The South Leicestershire Fundraising Group formed in spring 2010 and we have steadily increased the amount we raise each year, with a grand total of over £23,600.00. All this money goes towards nursing in the South Leicestershire area.
We’d like to invite everyone to our Coffee Morning to help raise even more funds to help more Marie Curie Nurses to provide free care to patients with terminal cancer and other illnesses in the comfort of their own homes or one of the charity’s hospices. It’s going to be a fantastic event and a great way to get together with friends old and new.”
To get help from the Marie Curie Nursing Service, talk to your GP, district nurse or discharge nurse.
For more information, please visit: www.mariecurie.org.uk.
The group are also calling upon anyone who might be interested about joining to find out more by contacting Gill McQueen on 0116 2865524