Market day shoppers support Marie Curie

PUBLISHED: 11:54 27 March 2014 | UPDATED: 11:54 27 March 2014

Pictured with Axminster Marie Curie Cancer Care branch chairman Sandy Sinclair (left) are Steve Thorn, Frances Holme and Dave Curtis. Photo by Chris Carson

Pictured with Axminster Marie Curie Cancer Care branch chairman Sandy Sinclair (left) are Steve Thorn, Frances Holme and Dave Curtis. Photo by Chris Carson

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Axminster branch does brisk business at its coffee morning in the Church Room

Marie Curie Cancer Care supporters donned their colourful yellow outfits to attract customers to their coffee morning in the Church Room at Axminster on Thursday (March 27).

Stallholders were kept busy, selling a range of items, as was the team of helpers in the kitchen, serving up cuppas for the steady stream of visitors.

Marie Curie Cancer Care launched its Axminster fundraising group last year.

It has been set up to help meet the cost of the charity’s free nursing care for people with terminal illnesses.

The group supports all Marie Curie’s major fundraising campaigns such as the Great Daffodil Appeal and Blooming Great Tea Party, as well as promoting other events within the local community and encouraging new supporters to help the cause.

Chairman Sandy Sinclair helped launch the Axminster branch because of the wonderful treatment his wife received from a Marie Curie nurse in her last days.

He later attended two Marie Curie conferences in London which impressed him with the size and organisation of the charity, and the amazing contribution it makes to research into cancer and palliative care, as well as providing the nurses in the local area.

To join the local fundraising group or to find out more about it and other ways to support the charity, please call Natalie Searle on 01884 703535 or email devonfundraising@mariecurie.org.uk


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