By Helen Chapman, Fundraiser at Marie Curie
While some aspects of life are returning to normal after lockdown, we at Marie Curie wish we could put normal life back on for dying people, and those left behind.
But we can’t. Life may be beginning to start up again. But for people with a terminal diagnosis, and families devastated by loss across Suffolk, there’s no going back.
Our 30 Marie Curie end of life nurses and our Support Line have been here through it all, day and night, seven days a week, caring for people with and without coronavirus. We never stopped. Right now, more people need us than ever before.
We now need you and your business to help us continue to enable our front-line staff to provide expert care and support across Suffolk. Your support will mean we can continue to adapt to the changing circumstances quickly like the additional PPE costs that we have incurred as a direct result of Covid-19.
We also provide an Information and Support Service and our telephone helpline is open six days a week with Marie Curie Nurses available over the phone. In direct response to the pandemic we launched a Bereavement Support service for those in desperate need of a listening ear as grief can feel isolating enough without social distancing.
With events still cancelled and gatherings on ice, much of our fundraising is still on hold and we urgently need your support. Marie Curie needs to raise £13,888 every hour, 24 hours a day, to continue to provide vital care, support and compassion for people at the end of their lives and their loved ones. This is how you can help us support families across Suffolk facing terminal illness and bereavement right now.
- £5,400 would cover the cost of a Suffolk Marie Curie Nurse for a month
- £1,260 would cover the cost of a Suffolk Marie Curie Nurse for a week
- £350 would cover the cost of 10 x slide sheets for a Marie Curie Nurse to help someone who is dying move in bed as comfortably and safely as possible
- £157 would cover a Marie Curie Nurses additional PPE costs for 1 month
If you or your business would like to support Marie Curie in Suffolk, please contact Community Fundraiser: Helen Chapman, Tel: 07920 235435 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org