Charitable schoolgirls Marie Curie cheque handover
11:18am Friday 13th September 2013 in Penarth news
A GROUP of charitable local school friends have presented a cheque for £700 to the local Marie Curie Hospice.
Caitlin Salmon, Niamh Pearse, Tia Lee and Ella Courtney visited the Bridgeman Road hospice to hand over the money raised from a Blooming Great Tea Party they held in Wordsworth Avenue this summer.
Last summer, they helped Caitlin’s mum Rachel run her tea party.
They enjoyed it so much they all decided to try and make it even bigger and better.
They have already been asked to do the same next year.
They handed the cheque over to Marie Curie fundraising manager Karen Jones at the hospice and got a tour of the facility to see how their money will help support local patients with cancer and other serious illnesses.
Karen Jones: “The girls are full of great ideas to help raise money and very keen to help people. They enjoyed seeing the wards and meeting some nurses who also said a big thank you to them for their support.”
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. It also provides emotional support for their families, giving them the best quality of life.
To contact the fundraising team call 02920 426068