Friends, families and loved ones urged to sign up to charity walk
Results from a survey of carers across England revealed that seven out of every 10 people living with a terminal illness do not get the care and support they need.
One hospice in Bradford is now urging the public to get involved with their latest fundraiser to ensure these statistics are tackled and expert care, support and guidance can be provided to people across Bradford.
Marie Curie’s ‘Walk to Remember’ event will return this year on Saturday 1st August, when Temple Newsam is expected to be overtaken by a sea of yellow.
Raising vital money for people living with a terminal illness, the walk begins at 6.30pm and continues with fireworks, live music and picnics to enjoy as the sun goes down.
Amongst the hundreds taking part in the walk this year is Shivanie Patel, who will be joined by two others in memory of her grandfather.
Having already raised £130 from her JustGiving page – www.justgiving.com/Shivanie Patel/, she urged others to take part for a ‘very worthwhile cause’.
“The team at Marie Curie carry out some amazing work and the care they provide for patients and their families is second-to-none,” she said.
“I would urge everyone to get involved with the Walk to Remember and raise funds for this very worthwhile cause.”
Marie Curie is the leading charity providing care to people with any terminal illness in their own homes and in the charity’s nine hospices.
The charity has helped hundreds of thousands of people and families over the last 67 years, but the ageing population means more people are living with a terminal illness.
Jen Aspinall, Community Fundraiser for Bradford, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to get together with your loved ones and spend a magical evening in the stunning grounds of Temple Newsam, whilst raising money for Marie Curie.
“Experience this beautiful historic house and its grounds after hours, with an alfresco evening of fireworks, live music and fun for the whole family.
“Sign up for Walk to Remember today and help Marie Curie provide expert care, guidance and support to more people in Bradford living with a terminal illness.”
Registration is £10 per person (children under-16 go free; on the night adult registration is £20) and there is a minimum fundraising ask of £100, which pays for five hours of care from Marie Curie.
Register today for your Walk to Remember event, or for more information call 0845 052 4184.