The UK’s leading end of life charity Marie Curie is calling for people in the Wee County to help bring care, comfort and joy this Christmas by fundraising for its Christmas Appeal. 

Marie Curie believes everyone experiencing death, dying or bereavement should be able to have the best Christmas possible which is why it is encouraging people in Clackmannanshire to host a get-together this Christmas.

Whether it be a Christmas quiz, carol-oke session or a cosy hot chocolate morning, they will be helping to raise the much-needed funds to help Marie Curie support people facing the toughest of times this festive season.

The charity is dependent on fundraising and public donations so that Marie Curie Nurses and healthcare professionals can provide expert hospice care, whatever the illness, in the comfort of home. Marie Curie helps people with any illness they are likely to die from including Alzheimer’s (and other forms of dementia), heart, liver, kidney and lung disease, motor neurone disease, Parkinson’s, and advanced cancer.  

The money raised also funds the charity’s free support line and webchat, which is available to anyone with an illness they’re likely to die from and those close to them.

Charlotte Gilbert, Marie Curie community fundraiser, said: “We want you to get together with your communities, whether that be friends, family, or colleagues to share some festive joy whilst raising vital funds, for a vital service.

"You can organise something intimate like a coffee morning or Christmas lunch or get your whole gang together for a party to show off your best festive jumpers.

“Christmas can be challenging for many, and we know many homes are affected by the cost of living. We appreciate every donation, of any size. For families experiencing dying, death, or bereavement, Christmas can often feel overwhelming, so we want to make sure our Hospice Care at Home and free Information and Support services are there to spread care, comfort, and joy for even more people this Christmas.

“If you are interested in fundraising for Marie Curie this festive season – whatever the idea, we’d love to hear from you!”

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