Christmas collections for Marie Curie Nurses

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Marie Curie Cancer Care will be holding Christmas collections ito help raise funds for the charity.

Anna Sherwood, community fundraiser for Marie Curie Cancer Care, said: “we are asking people to volunteer a few hours of their time to make sure we raise as much money as possible.

“We aim to raise £12,000 from the collections.

“This will fund 600 hours of care as, every hour of care we provide is free to the patient and their family but, costs the charity £20.

“Volunteers are vital to the success of our collections so if anyone is able to give one to two hours of their time I would ask them to contact me on 01604 442315.”

The collections will take place in Corby, Wellingborough, Rushden and Higham Ferries in November and December.

She also said: “Christmas can be a very difficult time for some families especially when a loved one is terminally ill.

“Marie Curie Nurses enable people with terminal cancer and other illnesses to spend Christmas with the people and things they love close by.

“Therefore, any time that anyone can give will give a local family a happy Christmas.”

This Christmas, Marie Curie Cancer Care is also excited to be benefiting from ITV’s annual charity appeal Text Santa, on December 21.

For information on how you can support the appeal and enable Marie Curie Nurses to care for more patients this Christmas, visit www.mariecurie.org.uk/textsanta.

If you’d like to help Marie Curie with future collections, the charity is looking for people to collect during the charity’s biggest fundraising campaign, the Great Daffodil Appeal.

The Great Daffodil Appeal encourages everyone to give a donation and wear the charity’s iconic daffodil pin during March.

To find out more information on collecting for Marie Curie during the Great Daffodil Appeal contact Anna Sherwood on 01604 442315 or visit www.mariecurie.org.uk/daffodil.

To get help from Marie Curie Cancer Care, talk to your GP, district nurse or discharge nurse. For more information, visit www.mariecurie.org.uk.