9th Aug, 2020

Shoppers raise bumper sum for terminal illness charity

BIG-HEARTED Morrisons shoppers have raised more than £800 for terminal illness charity Marie Curie thanks to the efforts of Redditch Lions.

For a number of years Lions Clubs across the country have supported this appeal and the Redditch branch were happy to organise a collection at the popular supermarket.

A spokesman for the club said: “We are delighted to be able to support this worthwhile cause that helps so many people.”

The money raised is all the more important as with the current coronavirus pandemic, Marie Curie has since been forced to cancel all its upcoming public collections, including its Great Daffodil Appeal.

The money raised from the fundraiser helps Marie Curie provide much-needed expert care to people with terminal illnesses, as well as support for their loved ones.

With over 2,200 collections across the country cancelled, Marie Curie estimates it will lose £1million from these vital collections alone – with further losses coming from many other cancelled fundraising activities and events.

This will impact the charity’s work, which is going to be more important than ever over the coming months as the NHS focuses on the coronavirus.

In light of this, the charity is urgently asking people to donate online at mariecurie.org.uk/donate or via text-to-donate (text DAFF to 70111 to donate £5 (plus your standard network rate).

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