As you may already be aware, I support Marie Curie and chair the local Eastleigh and Chandler’s Ford Fundraising Group. Thank you to everyone who has generously supported our activities in the past.
Marie Curie are experiencing very challenging times both in delivering services for people with terminal illnesses and with ongoing fundraising during the coronavirus pandemic.
Every March the Charity raises millions of pounds with the Great Daffodil Appeal. Most of this was lost because of the current situation. Also the Marie Curie shops have had to close.
I realise that many Charities are asking for help at this time and you may be supporting one or more of those. However in light of this critical situation, I am reaching out to you on behalf of Marie Curie to ask for your help.
Every day and night, Marie Curie Nurses and frontline staff give vital support to dying people and their families, in their homes and in hospices across the UK. At this time of national emergency, when the NHS is being put under extreme strain, these crucial services are needed more than ever.
Whilst frontline teams are working day and night to meet growing need, Marie Curie needs to raise £13,888 every hour, 24 hours a day, from fundraising and charity shops. Due to the ongoing situation, much of Marie Curie’s fundraising activity has ground to a halt for at least the next three months.
It would be of tremendous help if you would consider making a personal gift to support the Marie Curie Emergency Appeal.
The charity is appealing to the generosity of the public to help deliver care, which is needed now more than ever. Unlike other charities that primarily give grants, Marie Curie can’t just turn off the taps until the situation improves. They are committed to their NHS partners that they will be there to deliver care, and they’ve got to continue to be there during the coronavirus emergency.
Marie Curie is also appealing for people to join the Marie Curie Volunteer Response Team. They have a variety of volunteering roles they need to fill on a short-term basis – from telephone support to people at risk of loneliness, or families who are going through bereavement to administrative support for some of our teams. Find out more here.
I appreciate looking after yourself and your loved ones is your priority right now. But the need now is so urgent, that I have to ask.
Dying people and their families need Marie Curie’s help right now. Your support would help Marie Curie Nurses and hospices continue to provide frontline care at this unprecedented time of need. No one can say for sure how long it will be before our situation improves.
If you have any questions about Marie Curie’s Emergency Appeal you can visit the charity’s website Marie Curie or contact Community Fundraiser, Sally Sansom on 07702 958 560, my local contact at Marie Curie.
Thank you in advance for your support.