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Marie Curie ball raises thousands for cancer support nurses
11:06am Saturday 5th October 2013 in News
A CHARITY fundraising committee has raised £2,500 with a glamorous ball which will help to provide cancer support services in Darlington.
The Darlington Fundraising Group for Marie Curie held a Daffodil Ball at Bannatyne’s Hotel, supported by local businesses who donated prizes to be won on the night.
Pat Irving, chairman of the Darlington Fundraising Group, said: “We are so pleased with the amount raised by everyone who came, and by the generosity people.
“We asked businesses in and around Darlington to donate prizes that we could raffle on the night and they all gave so generously.
“It was a great success, so we’ll go bigger and better next year.”
The money raised by the group will contribute to the eight Marie Curie rapid response nurses based in Darlington, helping them to continue providing free hands-on care to people with all terminal illnesses in their own homes, as well as emotional support to their loved ones.
So far this year, the Darlington Group has raised more than £16,000 for Marie Curie in the North East, who rely on voluntary contributions to provide the care and support patients and their families need.
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