Marie Curie “walk 10” Belfast

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CARD Group’s chosen charity to support in 2014 is Marie Curie Cancer Foundation.  We have set ourselves the ambitious target of £3,360 to fundraise throughout the year.  This total will allow us to support the work of a Marie Curie care nurse 24/7 for one week.

Marie Curie is the leading charity providing care to people with any terminal illness in their own homes or in one of its nine hospices. The charity is also a leader in research into the best ways of caring for people with a terminal illness. In addition to this the charity designs and advises on end of life services and works to ensure that the best possible care and patient choice is at the heart of commissioning end of life care across the UK. All Marie Curie services are completely free of charge. Around 70% of the charity’s income comes from donations with the balance of funds coming from the NHS.

Our team has taken part in various initiatives to date, but we feel privileged that some  of our team have the opportunity to get involved the “walk 10” event in Belfast on behalf of Marie Curie.

Having welcomed more than 1,800 walkers to Walk Ten Belfast 2013, who together raised a staggering £140,000 in support of local Marie Curie Nurses and helped fund 7,000 hours of Nursing, the charity is focused on bigger and better in 2014!

People who have taken part in past Walk Ten events have pinpointed what made the event special to them:

“Lovely location and a great atmosphere.”

“Knowing that it was for a good cause and the friendly atmosphere. Also seeing the nurses who cared for my partner.”

“The ‘togetherness’, everyone had the same purpose for being there and everyone was passionate about why they were there.”

 

The event starts at 5:30pm on the 30th August 2014, after which there will be entertainment for the whole family throughout the evening such as fireworks, live music and entertainment – Card Group is encouraging everyone to take part!