Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Northleigh woman asks Northleigh residents to join her proposed ‘make a difference’ group.
The chairman of a prospective Honiton-based district fundraising group for Marie Curie Cancer Care has urged residents to join her and make a difference.
Angela Booth, from Northleigh, jumped at the chance to head the group after promising to give back to cancer charities following the recovery of her partner, George.
George was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2004, but made a miraculous recovery.
“I promised myself that I would make a contribution to cancer charities after he got better,” Angela said.
“I looked around, and saw that Marie Curie has a direct link with the money you raise, as it goes straight to nurses. It’s a great personal charity to support, and it supports a whole range of people, not just those with cancer.”
Marie Curie works with people afflicted with a terminal illness, with nurses from the charity providing them and their families with free hands-on care and emotional support.Angela is hoping the people in and around Honiton will join the group, which cannot be formed until certain provisions are completed.
These include finding suitable people to fill the positions of treasurer and secretary.
Natalie Searle, community fundraising manager for Marie Curie Care Devon, said: “We are hoping to form the fundraising group in Honiton to help us raise funds and awareness for our Marie Curie nurses who work in the area. If you’re interested in supporting a local cause please do get in touch. It’s a fantastic way to meet new people, gain new skills and have fun while making a difference.”
Anyone wishing to be a part of the group can contact Angela on 01404 871255 or email firstname.lastname@example.org