With your help, HomeServe has donated over £1 million to Marie Curie Cancer Care – thank you for your support!
We pride ourselves on being a caring and responsible company and in November 2009 we formed our first ever national charity partnership with Marie Curie Cancer Care, pledging to donate a massive £1 million between April 2010 – March 2013. We smashed this target in September 2012, six months early - which was an incredible achievement. Due to its success, we're delighted to announce that our partnership will continue for another year, until March 2014.
We have now donated £1,175,000! We have raised £462,000 through employee fundraising, business donations and our sponsorship of Marie Curie's summer walking events, Walk Ten. This will help fund the equivalent of 1,925 full 12 hour Marie Curie nursing night shifts to care for people with terminal illnesses for a whole year. We have also provided over £713,000 retail price worth of free home emergency cover to Marie Curie patients through our patient policy and other gift-in-kind activities.
On behalf of the charity, Fabian French, Marie Curie's Director of Fundraising, and Meg Scoble, a Marie Curie Nurse, recorded the video message below to thank HomeServe employees for their fantastic fundraising efforts.
In July 2012, HomeServe and Marie Curie were short-listed for Best Business / Charity Partnership by the Institute of Fundraising, the leading industry body in the voluntary sector in recognition of the partnership's success.
About Marie Curie Cancer Care
Employing more than 2,700 nurses, doctors and other healthcare professionals, Marie Curie provides free care to people with terminal cancer and other illnesses in their own homes. Last year alone, Marie Curie provided care to more than 31,000 patients in the community and in their nine hospices.
Marie Curie Nurses give patients the choice, enabling them to spend their final weeks at home, in familiar surroundings with family and friends close by. Alternatively, patients can stay at one of nine hospices.
To get help from the Marie Curie Nursing Service speak to your GP, district nurse or discharge nurse. For more information about the Marie Curie Nursing Service visit the Marie Curie website or call 0800 716 146.
It costs £20 to provide an hour of free Marie Curie Nursing Care. To enable Marie Curie to continue to provide this free nursing care, you can make a £1.50 donation by texting HOME to 70777* today.
* Each text costs £1.50 plus your standard network message rate. At least 73% from each donation will go to Marie Curie, depending on the network, some networks pay 100%. By texting, you agree that Marie Curie may use your number to call and send SMS about their work and fundraising activities. For full terms and conditions, go to www.mariecurie.org.uk/mobileterms.