Charity team raises £12,000 in one year

Whitleys Bridlington.Marie Curie fundraising Bridlington have raised over �12,000 thanks to the generosity of local people.(NBFP PA1345-1)

Whitleys Bridlington.Marie Curie fundraising Bridlington have raised over �12,000 thanks to the generosity of local people.(NBFP PA1345-1)

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An impressive £12,000 has been raised by a small team of charity-minded Bridlington residents for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

The dedicated team of 11 – Marie Curie Fund-raising, Bridlington – has spearheaded a variety of charity events over the past year and can boast the highest total raised in a year since the group began 15 years ago.

Pat Talbot, group secretary, said: “We are very pleased, I think we have done better than we have done ever before especially when there is so much competition from other charities.

“We just need to keep raising money to keep the nurses going as it enables people who are terminally ill who do not want to end their lives in hospital to be looked after at home.

“Marie Curie nurses are only funded 50% by the Government and the rest is fundraised.

“We try and keep the money we raise local, rather than it just going anywhere.”

The team have generated money through fund-raisers including a summer ball held at the Expanse Hotel, quiz evenings throughout the year and the March Great Daffodil Appeal.

They thanked a variety of people and businesses who have helped to raise money over the year, including Ann Clough of Whiteleys, Gallery 49, the Expanse Hotel, Bridlington Lions Club, the Bullock, Brockbank, Gravil and Weir families, Tim at the Bull & Sun and many others.

The money has already been donated to Marie Curie Cancer Care and will go towards its work in the community.

The next fundraising event is a cookery demonstration by Sheila Meadley at Bridlington North Library, Martongate on Wednesday 27 November at 7.30pm. Tickets must be bought via Eileen on 673348 or Pat on 678330.

For more information visit www.mariecurie.org.uk