A NEW fundraising group supporting Marie Curie Cancer Care has launched in Ellesmere Port.
Volunteers are aiming to raise as much money as possible to provide care and support for people with cancer and other terminal illnesses.
They are planning to hold regular events and help out with collections and are already planning their first fundraising activities for the charity’s Great Daffodil Appeal in March.
Group chairman Julie Perry said new members are very welcome and has encouraged anyone who is interested to get in touch.
She said: “We have a mix of different ages and backgrounds, with big hearts in common. We can’t wait to get involved in lots of events and raise well needed cash for this amazing cause.
“Marie Curie nurses enabled my dad to stay at home, taking care of him all night for three nights a week, for the final months of his life. Most people say that they would rather be at home than in hospital in their final days.
“I’m honoured to be helping to raise awareness and cash to help more people have their wishes.”
Laura Tomlinson, who is a fundraiser for the charity, said: “The support of these fundraising groups is absolutely invaluable to us and a group like this will certainly make fundraising even more fun for our supporters in Ellesmere Port, not to mention helping to bring in more money to fund our nursing service.
“They also help us spread the word about our invaluable nursing service, which provides high quality nursing care, totally free, to give people with terminal cancer and other illnesses the choice of dying at home.”
For more details about the group call Laura Tomlinson on 0161 255 2800 or laura.tomlinson @mariecurie.org.uk.