Volunteer Claire Maxim is dusting off her running shoes in support of Marie Curie
She has found the perfect way to keep warm in the cold weather and raise funds at the same time by taking part in the London Landmarks Half Marathon on March 24th 2019.
Claire: “I love running and in 2018 completed my first half marathon. Following my second and an increased confidence, The London Landmarks half marathon seemed like my perfect next challenge. I thought it was a great opportunity to combine my love of running with my commitment to fundraising for Marie Curie.
The event takes place on March 24th 2019 which also marks ten years since the formation of the south Leicestershire fundraising group I wanted to be able to use my run to promote the work of my group at a local level, and Marie curie as a charity Marie curie looked after my Grandma and my family in her final days at home, where she Wanted to be. It’s hard to put into words how having the nurses with us make the experience less stressful and exactly what my Grandma wanted. I will be wearing my Marie curie running vest with pride, and am grateful to all those who have supported me this far. My kids and husband are the best support team!”
In support of Claire’s run for Marie Curie local residents are invited to come along to a Spring Coffee morning being held on February 9th 2019 10 -12.30am at St Pius X Church Hall Narborough LE19 2DF.
There will be cake, tea or coffee, raffle, bric a brac, Tombola, cards and much, much more. Admission is £2.50 each children free.
Every £20.00 raised by the coffee morning and by Claire pays for an hour of hands-on care from a Marie Curie Nurse – helping control someone’s pain, making sure they are comfortable, just listening if they need to talk and also providing invaluable emotional support to their families.
Marie Curie volunteers are invaluable and the South Leicestershire group are looking for new volunteers. If you can spare a few hours a year and love meeting people why not give your time, skills and enthusiasm to raise vital money to support people living with a terminal illness and their families? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.mariecurie.org.uk to find out more about what is involved with being a volunteer.
Every donation made will help Marie Curie Nurses care for more people living with a terminal illness across the UK.