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Marie Curie brings new volunteering opportunities to the area

May 20, 2016 | Local News

Cancer charity Marie Curie North East is looking for enthusiastic individuals to engage with the local community in East Durham.

The organisation is encouraging local people to join its East Durham Fundraising Group and help make a difference by meeting new people in the area, having fun and helping to secure the ongoing support delivered by Marie Curie.

Mary Cartwright, Major of Peterlee, last week donated £400 to support the Marie Curie nurses working throughout East Durham. Now the charity is appealing for volunteers to help carry on raising funds for nurses working in the area.

As a Fundraising Group member, volunteers will become a key component in a passionate team, devoted to raising crucial funds and as much awareness as possible.

Along with other group members, they will organise collections, fundraising events and other awareness activities. The group will also promote the work of the charity and encourage support for Marie Curie within the local community.

Community Fundraiser Charlotte Campbell said: “Joining the East Durham Fundraising Group is a wonderful way to play an important role in the work of a national charity at a local level, make new friendships and engage with the community.

“We’re really excited and it will make a huge difference locally by helping to raise awareness of the free care Marie Curie provides to people with terminal illnesses in the local area.”