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Residents get creative for Marie Curie Cancer Care
Thursday 27th August, 2009

Residents get creative for Marie Curie Cancer Care
Residents passing on the 250 cards they made to Sylvia Wright and Elaine Markley form Marie Curie Cancer Care

Residents at CLS care home, Ancliffe in Wigan have made and donated 250 handmade greetings cards to Marie Curie Cancer Care. This is the second time residents have supported the ‘Create a Card For Cancer’ the campaign, having donated 150 cards last year.

The cards will be sold in the charity’s shops for £1.00 each in support of the Marie Curie Hospices and Marie Curie Nursing service, which provide free care and support to patients and their families throughout the UK.

As well as making cards for Marie Curie, residents also make cards to sell in the home to raise money for the residents’ comforts fund, which helps to finance regular activities and outings. A group of five residents, Margaret Conroy, Joan Crockford, Marion Dawson, Kathleen Donaldson and Agnus Lowe, regularly get together with the home’s Activity Coordinator, Dorothy Carkill to make the cards. Dorothy explains: “We have a stand in reception to sell the cards, but sometimes we get requests from families and visitors who will ask us to make a special card for a wedding or birthday.”

Home Manger, Joy Hogarth concludes: “Marie Curie Cancer Care does so much good work, so we’re really pleased that we’ve been able to support the charity in this way. Our residents donated an impressive 250 cards this year and they’re hoping to make even more next year.”

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