Friday 24 February was ‘Wear Yellow to Work’ day at Fire Depot. Each member of the team donned as much yellow clothing and accessories as they could find and wore their outfits throughout the day in support of the start of the Marie Curie Great Daffodil Appeal 2017.
The company has set a target of raising £500.00 to donate to this year’s Great Daffodil Appeal and is asking its customers and suppliers to help them achieve this by donating via its Just Giving page https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Sentura-Group-Marie-Curie-Wear-Yellow
Some members of the Fire Depot team also joined the local Marie Curie Rutland Fundraising Group Great Daffodil collection at the local Tesco store in Oakham.
Laurie Pollard, Managing Partner commented: ‘We wanted to raise money and support this very worthwhile cause, particularly as all the money raised in the area goes to providing care for local terminally ill people. Many people have friends and family who have needed this type of care, so being able to provide more hours of Marie Curie nursing service will make a real difference to people’s lives’.
Research shows that 63% of people want to die in the comfort of their own home yet 55% of people die in hospital, the place many people least want to be. With almost 2,100 nurses, Marie Curie is the leading charity providing free end of life care to people with any terminal illness in their own homes. When someone is cared for at home by Marie Curie, overall costs are around £500 lower even when costs in social care, primary care and community care are taken into account.
Marie Curie needs to raise £5,500 every hour to cover the cost of its entire nursing service across the UK. More than 9,400 people volunteer regularly to raise funds for the charity.