GENEROUS donations have topped up the fund for Calderdale’s Marie Curie nurses to £10,737.
Thanks to readers of the Courier, the campaign to raise £80,000 for the nurses has attracted cash from all corners of the region.
One of the latest donors has been St Paul’s Church in Drighlington which chose the cause to receive it’s yearly £2,000 charity donation.
Church treasurer George Russell said: “I’d seen articles on the internet and thought it would be best to send to that. We like to give money locally rather than nationally.
“It was a joint decision by our parochial church council on behalf of our congregation.”
Tracy Calcraft, Marie Curie area fundraising manager, said: “This appeal continues to go from strength to strength - with the donation from St Paul’s as well as a woman who not only sent in a donation but also decided to support Marie Curie Cancer Care with a Gift in her will.
“We cannot thank the Courier and readers enough for backing this campaign.
“Our support in the area has never been higher.”
The appeal aims to raise vital funds to help then urses provide free care for people with terminal illnesses in their own homes.
Last year, Marie Curie nurses in Calderdale provided more than 3,479 hours of nursing care.
The demand for the service is increasing and a further £80,000 is needed this year so the nurses can continue to provide care completely free of charge to people in Calderdale.
To donate directly to the Courier appeal, phone the Marie Curie fund-raising office on 01274 337035 or send a cheque payable to Marie Curie Cancer Care, indiciating it is for the Calderdale Nursing Appeal, to The Fund-raising Office, Maudsley Street, Bradford, BD3 9LE.