Grantham group raises over £5,000 for Marie Curie

Marie Curie fund-raising group. Pictured are, from left, back - Margaret Fisk and Tim Fisk; front - Nick Phillips, Dana Phillips and Leena Warden.
Marie Curie fund-raising group. Pictured are, from left, back - Margaret Fisk and Tim Fisk; front - Nick Phillips, Dana Phillips and Leena Warden.
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More than £5,000 has been raised by a charitable group which is celebrating its first anniversary.

Members of Grantham’s Marie Curie Cancer Care fund-raising group marked their first birthday with a party complete with cake at the home of Margaret and Tim Fisk, in Great Gonerby.

They raised £5,040 in the first year by holding a ‘Blooming Great Tea Party’, taking part in the Walk Ten event at Grimsthorpe Castle and by accepting donations such as £1,000 from Grantham School of Dance following its annual show.

Dana Phillips is a member of the Grantham group. On raising over £5,000 she said: “I think it’s fantastic to help the work that Marie Curie does.

“It’s only when you need them that you fully appreciate what Marie Curie nurses do. I think the work they do is ridiculously invaluable.”

One of Marie Curie’s aims is to help people die at home because many would rather be at home than in hospital. The money raised by the Grantham group in its first year alone will pay for 252 hours of care.

The group is seeking new member. To find out more, e-mail da_phillips@hotmail.co.uk