Over £5,000 raised so far this year for cancer care support group.

The South Leicestershire Support Group has helped raise over £5,000 so far this year for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

The Support Group held a Spring Coffee Morning to raise funds in Narborough in February and then worked with many kind volunteers holding Daffodil collections at Asda, Sainsbury and Fosse Park throughout March and into April.

Volunteer Cara Ackerman says:

“Despite the economic climate it was so amazing to see so many people around Leicestershire wearing their Daffodils with pride. People gave so willingly and generously to support such a worthwhile cause. The appeal could not have taken place without the help of local volunteers who worked very hard to help raise funds and to reach such an amazing total for the charity.”

Many people from the local community have supported the group but more volunteers are needed to continue this valuable fundraising throughout the year.

If anyone is interested in finding out more then the next event on the calendar of fundraising events for the group is a Blooming Great Tea Party to be held on Wednesday 20th June 2012 at 52 Abbey Road, Enderby LE19 2DA  (see: What’s On page).  Come along to find out more about volunteering.

Marie Curie Cancer Care Support Group

Cara Ackerman, Joan Rampton, Joan Milne, Diane May, Claire Maxim, Margaret Brookes, Gill McQueen

 

Group member Joan Rampton from Enderby is hosting the party which will include tea and home made cakes, plant sale, Tombola, Phoenix cards, a raffle and much, much more!  Admission is £2.50 on the door to include tea and cake.  Tickets available on the day and in advance.

All the money raised from the tea party will 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.

Joan said:

“We’d like to invite everyone to our Blooming Great Tea Party to help raise funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care.  It’s going to be a fantastic event and a great way to get together with friends old and new.  The more money we raise, the more free care Marie Curie Nurses can provide to people with a terminal illness.”

Joan’s tea party is part of many others that are taking place across the country this June and July as part of Marie Curie Cancer Care’s Blooming Great Tea Party campaign.

The group are also calling upon anyone who might be interested about joining, to come along to the tea party to find out more.

All the money raised from the fundraising events will 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.

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. (Website opens in a new window).

 

 

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