Supporters’ boost for care work

Ernest Marsden, Brenda Simpson,Maisie Marsden, Pat Keleher, Lynne Roberts and Rebecca Coleman, SOME of the Maric Curie fundraisers in Whitby''w112109
Ernest Marsden, Brenda Simpson,Maisie Marsden, Pat Keleher, Lynne Roberts and Rebecca Coleman, SOME of the Maric Curie fundraisers in Whitby''w112109

the Whitby Support Group of Marie Curie Cancer Care, has raised thousands of pounds in fundraising collections.

As part of the annual daffodil street collection, fundraisers set up table tops and collection tins in local businesses.

They held collection tables at the Co-op and Lidl store and raised £1,238.

During one month, daffodil boxes were displayed in shops and pubs in the area, and raised a total of £2,922.

Overall the group raised £4,160. All the money raised will go to the charities vital funds.

Chair of Whitby Marie Curie fundraisers, Maisie Marsden said: “Our thanks go to the two stores and to Boots who allowed us to use their premises as our base.

“We would like to thank all those helpers who supported us on the 5 march and to all the generous folks of Whitby.

Marie Curie Cancer Care now has broadened its activities to include patients not only with terminal cancer but also other terminal illnesses.

She added: “We depend greatly upon people donating prizes, we hope people will support us in future fundraising events and give us any unwanted gifts.”

Other fundraising events are ongoing for the charity. The Blooming Great Tea Party is the opportunity for you to catch up with friends over a cuppa, and also to raise vital funds to provide more Marie Curie nursing to terminally ill people.

The tea party season is running at the moment through to 12 July.

For more information about getting involved in fundraising activities you can access: www.mariecurie.org.uk/teaparty.