Celerity is delighted to announce that it is supporting 'Marie Curie: Care and Support Through Terminal Illness' charity together with the Marie Curie Hospice, Liverpool with various fundraising events throughout the year.
Unfortunately, almost everyone knows someone whose life has been touched by terminal illness and it is our mission to raise as much money as possible this coming year to support this worthy charity.
So…. Let’s help them by raising some funds ….
Click on the 'Donate' links to our JustGiving Page throughout this article to view our upcoming event and watch out for updates of future fundraising fun-filled days - Our first event is the Badass Mucker Reboot held on 24th February - Please support our fundraisers now...!
The Directors and Personnel of Celerity Limited
About Marie Curie …
Everyone living with a terminal illness should be able to get the most from the time they have left, however hard that may sometimes feel. Our ageing population means more and more people are living with a terminal illness in the UK – whether that’s dementia, cancer, motor neurone disease, heart failure, Parkinson’s disease or any other illness - Marie Curie will be there to support you and your families cope following a terminal diagnosis, offering palliative and end of life care.
“I don't spend my energy looking back - I look forward and think, ''m going to enjoy my life, because whatever your circumstances, you only live once. Knowing that I don't have all the time in the world makes every day even more precious to me”.…. A motor neurone sufferer
“I wouldn't be able to live the way I do now, in the way that I choose. When the time comes, I'd like to be cared for in a place where I'm comfortable with those that I love around me” … Patient living with dementia
Marie Curie nurses help patients with a terminal illness and want to be cared for in their own home. Nurses generally provide one-to-one nursing and support overnight care, as well as being able to offer support at very short notice in a crisis.
How Marie Curie spend their funds
For every £1 raised, 75p goes towards delivering and improving the care and support offered. The other 25p goes towards generating future income.
In 2016/17, they spent £149.5 million on our crucial caring services, research into terminal illness, and campaigning for better end of life care, as well as spending funds on improving awareness of our charity and generating future income.
FACT:The first donation made to the Marie Curie Memorial Foundation in 1948 was a diamond engagement ring which was sold for £75 (worth around £2k in today’s currency)
FACT:In 1986 the first great daffodil appeal was held – giving away live daffodils in return for donations. The appeal now raises more than £6.5 million annually with more than 25,000 volunteers taking part.
Thank you for taking the time to read this article – I hope you feel sufficiently moved to press one of the yellow donation buttons to encourage our fundraisers in their forthcoming events…. Sharon Brown, Fundraising Manager, Celerity Limited