Marie Curie

16 March 2021

Introducing our charity partner, Marie Curie

Marie Curie is the UK’s leading end of life charity which provides care and support to people living with terminal illness and their families.

Its nurses, doctors and hospice staff are on the frontline of the Coronavirus crisis and are helping to support dying people to be cared for away from hospital, either in one of its nine hospices, or in people’s homes.

The charity provides expert hands-on care, emotional support, research and guidance and has cared for millions of people across the country since it was founded 1948.

As a charity very close to our hearts, NW/A has chosen Marie Curie as its charity partner for 2021.

Did you know:
  • The Ipsos MORI survey of 1,067 UK carers aged 16-75 revealed that 7 out of 10 terminally ill people don’t get the support or care they need – Marie Curie want to change this and let those that need help know they are here
  • Marie Curie cares for all people, of all ages, living with a terminal illness
  • Marie Curie nurses work night and day, in people’s homes across the UK, providing hands-on care and vital emotional support
  • It costs £20 to fund an hour of nursing – a bag of donated clothes can be worth this
  • Nearly £10,000 is needed to fund one hospice for just one day – Marie Curie run nine
  • March is the month of the Great Daffodil Appeal, Marie Curie’s biggest fundraiser
Our commitment to Marie Curie

Over the course of the next 12 months, NW/A has committed, as part of its partnership, to:

  • Raise £10,000 to pay for a day of care at Marie Curie Hospice, Glasgow
  • Engage colleagues, associates and clients to get involved and support fundraising over the year
  • Where possible NW/A colleagues will take turns to volunteer for a day
  • Run our own fundraising events
  • Support and promote Marie Curie with its fundraising events
With the support of our colleagues and network we hope to achieve this and more.

Mark Nichols, Managing Partner at NW/A, explains, “We are very humbled to be working with Marie Curie. The work that they do is so admirable, and very important to so many people. We hope to help make a difference by raising as much money as possible to help them fund this much needed service of care for those that truly need it.”

Virtual Brain Game

As part of the Great Daffodil Appeal Marie Curie is conducting its first virtual fund raising event of 2021 called theVirtual Brain Game. This exciting virtual event is on Thursday 18th March at 7:30pm and will be hosted by Jon Culshaw, with quiz rounds hosted by special guests Louis Theroux, Mishal Husain, Theo Randall and Chris Kamara, plus musical entertainment provided by the wonderful Sophie Ellis-Bextor. Please register here for free to take part in the fun and raise money to support Marie Curie and the great work that they do.