Celebration lunch held for 70 years of Marie Curie charity

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The St Austell fundraising group for Marie Curie in Cornwall recently organised an enjoyable charity lunch at Cloisters Restaurant, St Austell in a bid to raise money for this special charity.

Marie Curie as a charitable organisation celebrates its 70th Anniversary this year and this lunch marks the first of a series of events to celebrate such an achievement.

Christine Bennetto, who is the Treasurer of the St Austell and District Fundraising Group, explained how vital the Marie Curie Nurse service is in Cornwall and how any money raised by their group is spent;

“Every £20 raised funds a Marie Curie nurse for one hour, Cornwall currently has 30 nurses that provide hands on care and emotional support for the patients and their family – there is no charge to the patient or their families”

“All the money raised or donated from our events, stay in Cornwall to fund our Marie Curie nurses who care for those with terminal illness” she added.

Cloisters Restaurant Manager and Lecturer of Hospitality at Cornwall College St Austell, Matt Bird said how “honoured the college” was to have hosted this charity event;

“We welcome many guests at our award winning restaurant over the course of the year and it’s always a privilege to be a part of charity events which fundraise for such worthy causes. We wish them every success in the rest of their fundraising efforts through the year”

The lunch and a raffle raised around £270, which will be put to good use within the County.

The next event will be the ‘Blooming Great Tea Party’ at the Polgooth Inn on Wednesday 4th July 2018, for more information or to get involved please contact [email protected] or call 01872 260500.

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