Marie Curie Nurses, staff and campaigners want to thank all the volunteers in South Leeds who gave up their valuable time this Christmas in support of people living with a terminal illness and their families.
Thanks to you, the charity was able to fill hundreds of collection shifts from Wetherby to Leeds. Every penny raised will help provide nursing care and emotional support to people living with a terminal illness, as well as funding Marie Curie’s information and support service which was accessed over 70,000 times last Christmas.
With everyone’s help, Marie Curie raised over £1,020 across South Leeds. This could pay for 51 hours of nursing care in the local community.
Faye Cryer, Community Fundraiser, Marie Curie, said:
“Christmas is all about spending time with the people that matter to you and we’re so grateful that groups of friend and families chose to spend two hours of their time over the festive period volunteering for Marie Curie.
“Whether you were one of our amazing volunteers who braved the cold in fancy dress, or a generous shopper who donated, your contribution will help us reach more people living with a terminal illness, and their loved ones. Yorkshire folk really are the best – have a Happy New Year from everyone at Marie Curie.”
This post is based on a press release issued by Marie Curie