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£117,000 for Marie Curie Cancer Care

Thursday, 25 August 2011

The Grand Charity has continued its work in supporting people affected by cancer by donating £117,000 to Marie Curie Cancer Care, to fund two Marie Curie Nurses in Kent, payable over three years.

Marie Curie Nurses provide free nursing care to people with terminal cancer and other illnesses in their own homes. They also provide emotional support and respite for patients’ families and carers. Often working through the night, their expert care can lessen the anxiety and strain experienced by families as they care for a terminally ill relative. They help to avoid distressing and unnecessary hospital admissions and make it possible for people to remain in their homes during their last days of life, surrounded by the people and things they love.

Fabian French, Director of Fundraising at Marie Curie Cancer Care said: 

“We are so grateful to the Grand Charity for its generous donation which will fund two nurses in Kent for three years enabling us to continue to provide vital services to patients with terminal cancer and other illnesses and ensuring that more people have the choice to die at home.”

This grant was announced in June 2011 and is part of the Grand Charity's Major Grants programme.

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