New group launched to raise charity funds

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A new volunteer fundraising group has launched in Deeside to raise funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

The Mid-Deeside Fundraising Group met at The Burnett Arms to celebrate the formal launch of the group before holding their first business meeting to start planning their activity.

The group will raise vital funds so Marie Curie Nurses can continue to provide free care to people with terminal illnesses, through supporting Marie Curie’s major fundraising campaigns such as the Great Daffodil Appeal and Blooming Great Tea Party, as well as promoting fundraising within the local community and encouraging new supporters to help the charity.

Carolyn Snedden, community fundraiser at Marie Curie Cancer Care, said: “The new Fundraising Group in Mid-Deeside will make a huge difference locally by helping to raise the vital funds needed to support Marie Curie Nurses, who provide free care to people with terminal illnesses in their own homes.

A spokesperson for the fundraising group said: “We wish to increase awareness of the amazing palliative work carried out by Marie Curie nurses and carers to make the lives of the terminally ill more comfortable.”