"Thanks a million!" - Cardiff City owner makes suprise contribution to local Marie Curie Hospice as part of donation pledge
4:05pm Tuesday 20th August 2013 in Penarth news
THE Penarth Marie Curie Hospice has said “thanks a million” to Cardiff City Football Club after a suprise donation this week.
City owner Vincent Tan has donated one million pounds to select local charities and has pledged Cardiff City will repeat this every year he remains the club’s majority shareholder, and the club remains in the Premier League.
The Marie Curie, Cardiff and the Vale, facility was one of the few community based organisations chosen, with representatives invited to a special drinks reception and lunch, followed by the presentation of cheques at the Cardiff City Stadium.
Manager Malky Mackay, club chair Mehmet Dalman, and members of the first team squad were all present at the presentation, along with the local charities and organisations receiving a donation.
Marie Curie, Cardiff and the Vale, fundraising manager Karen Jones said: “The Marie Curie Hospice is so pleased to have been chosen to receive this donation and it will be put to very good use continuing providing free specialist medical care for our patients with serious illnesses in the hospice and their own homes. We are very grateful to everyone at Cardiff City Football Club for supporting us in this way.”
The Marie Curie Hospice Cardiff and the Vale costs over £3.9 million a year to fund, and provides free specialist medical care for those with serious illnesses, and emotional support for their families giving them the best quality of life.
To contact the fundraising team call 02920 426068.