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Saturday, 27 February 2016

New Marie Curie Fundraising Group

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Last Saturday a new Marie Curie Fundraising Group was launched for New Milton and Lymington (including Milford on Sea) to raise funds for Marie Curie.

The new volunteer fundraising group  met at the Marie Curie Charity Shop in New Milton on Saturday 20th February to celebrate the formal launch of the group with tea and cake. (Editors note: Any launch with cake sounds good to me!)

They then held their first business meeting to start planning forthcoming activities.

Their first event was at the Mini Exhibition held before the village Newcomers Supper, this will be followed by the Great Daffodil Appeal street collection in New Milton on Saturday 5th March. The Great Daffodil Appeal is the charity’s flagship campaign and encourages everyone to give a donation and wear a Marie Curie daffodil pin each spring.

The New Milton and Lymington Fundraising Group will raise vital funds so Marie Curie Nurses can continue to provide free care to people with terminal illnesses. They will do this through supporting Marie Curie’s major fundraising campaigns such as Dinner Down Memory Lane and The Blooming Great Tea Party, as well as promoting fundraising within the local community and encouraging new supporters to help the charity.

Sally Sansom, Community Fundraiser at Marie Curie, said: “The new Fundraising Group will make a huge difference by helping to raise the funds needed to support the local Marie Curie Nursing service. It is wonderful that local supporters have come together to help; several of whom already assist in our fantastic charity shops."

To join the local Fundraising Group, find out more about volunteering in the Marie Curie Shops or assist with the Great Daffodil Appeal, please call Community Fundraiser, Sally Sansom on 02380 263123 - sally.sansom@mariecurie.org.uk or visit the charity’s website: www.mariecurie.org.uk

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