I am afraid tonight I have some sad news to share.
On the 17th October 2015 I received some upsetting news.......my grandfather had died from lung cancer. He was a great character who wasn't afraid to speak his mind, he was a dearly loved man and I miss him every day.
Marie Curie nurses provided the care for my grandfather until his passing, and during this time I got to see personally how amazing Marie Curie are. They were always understanding, courteous and professional and it was reassuring to know my grandfather was well looked after and cared for during this time.
Afterwards I emailed Marie Curie to ask where the money goes when it is donated. The following is their response:
''We provide care and support for people living with any terminal illness, and their families. We’ve been carrying out this vital work for over 65 years — last year alone we cared for over 40,000 people across the UK. Marie Curie has nearly 2,000 nurses in the UK and last year they worked for 1.2 million hours caring for people living with a terminal illness. We also have nine hospices and are the biggest provider of hospice beds outside the NHS. In total, Marie Curie spends over £95 million a year on providing nursing and hospice care; research into better ways of caring for people; and work to improve care and support across the UK.''
For the rest of my trip I will be raising money for Marie Curie as a way to thank them for all the help and support they provided to my grandfather and family during this difficult time.
If you wish to donate to this wonderful charity I would like to thank you in advance. To donate please click the image below.
Thanks for taking the time to read this.