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Marie Curie fundraisers looking for new volunteers in 2020

Posted on Saturday 18th January 2020 at 9:35 pm by SH (Editor)

Photos of volunteers holding cards which show the amount they have raised since the local group was formed.

Marie Curie, the UK’s leading charity for people living with a terminal illness and their families, is appealing for volunteers to join its fundraising group in the Five Stokes area, comprising of Bradley Stoke, Stoke Gifford, Little Stoke, Harry Stoke and Stoke Lodge.

The group raises funds and awareness in the local area to help support Marie Curie Nurses, who work day and night in people’s homes across South Gloucestershire, providing hands-on care and vital emotional support.

Throughout the year, the group will support Marie Curie’s major fundraising campaigns, including the Great Daffodil Appeal and Blooming Great Tea Party. They will also help spread the word about Marie Curie by informing people how the charity’s services, including its free Information and Support line, can help people living with a terminal illness and their loved ones.

Helen Isbell, Marie Curie community fundraiser for Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire, said:

“Our Five Stokes Fundraising Group meets regularly to plan events and organise fundraising collections. Volunteering is a lot of fun, a great way to meet new people and it’s very rewarding to support such a good cause.”

Anyone interested in joining the Five Stokes Fundraising Group is asked to contact Helen on 0117 924 7275 or email Helen.Isbell@mariecurie.org.uk

• Find ‘Marie Curie Five Stokes Fundraising Group’ on Facebook

This article originally appeared in the January 2020 issue of the Bradley Stoke Journal magazine (on page 34). The magazine is delivered FREE, nine times a year, to ALL 8,700 homes in Bradley Stoke. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.

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‘Blooming Great Tea Party’ for Marie Curie

Posted on Thursday 19th May 2016 at 10:25 pm by SH (Editor)

Marie Curie Blooming Great Tea Party.

The Five Stokes Fundraising Group is hosting a ‘Blooming Great Tea Party’ to raise funds for Marie Curie on Saturday 21st May.

The event, which runs from 2pm to 4pm at Stoke Gifford Baptist Church, Rock Lane (BS34 8PF), will include teas/coffees and a assortment of cakes.

All the money raised will help Marie Curie provide more free care to people living with a terminal illness in their own homes in Bristol.

Fundraising group member Jackie Scott said:

“We hope that as many local people as possible will join us at our event and help support Marie Curie.”

Marie Curie provides expert care, guidance and support to help people living with a terminal illness get the most from the time they have left.

• More information from thefivestokesfundraisinggroup@gmail.com or 07855 564806.

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Get behind the Great Daffodil 2016

Posted on Wednesday 2nd March 2016 at 9:32 pm by SH (Editor)

Marie Curie Five Stokes Fundraising Group.

Every March, thousands of people across the country join together and pull out all the stops to get behind the Great Daffodil Appeal. By giving a little bit of time to do something they love, they’re supporting people living with a terminal illness.

The local Marie Curie Five Stokes Fundraising Group will be collecting at:

  • Saturday 5th March – Willow Brook Centre/Superdrug
  • Saturday 5th March – Superdrug, Cribbs Causeway
  • Sunday 6th March – Superdrug, Cribbs Causeway
  • Saturday 12th March – The Mall

Can you please spare an hour or two to help them collect? If so, please contact the Five Stokes Fundraising Group on 07855 564806 or email thefivestokesfundraisinggroup@gmail.com

This article originally appeared in the February 2016 edition of the Bradley Stoke Journal news magazine, delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH, to 9,500 homes in Bradley Stoke, Little Stoke and Stoke Lodge. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.

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Kayleigh’s charity head shave in memory of late grandmother

Posted on Wednesday 13th May 2015 at 8:17 am by SH (Editor)

Kayleigh Smallcombe of Bradley Stoke, Bristol, who shaved her head to raise money for cancer and dementia charities, in memory of her late grandmother, Rose.

Seventeen-year-old Kayleigh Smallcombe, a Human Resources apprentice working for Circadian Trust at Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre, has shaved her head to raise money for cancer and dementia charities, in memory of her late grandmother, Rose.

Kayleigh decided to take the plunge after experiencing first-hand the pain of losing someone she loved dearly to dementia. Her decision to do this is a poignant one, as at the young age of 13 she was diagnosed with temporary alopecia, a hair-loss condition which dramatically dented her confidence.

Ever since, she has shielded her condition with 18-inch hair extensions.

Kayleigh explains:

“It’s been a huge decision to have my hair shaved off, given that I’ve worked so hard to get over my alopecia, but I know it’s the right thing to do. Strangely, although the alopecia really knocked my confidence and I suffered from low self-esteem, this time the thought of losing my hair is making me feel more confident. If I can do this, I can do anything, and I want to help in any way I can.”

Erica Cross, Kayleigh’s colleague at Circadian Trust, adds:

“It’s such a brave thing for her to do. We’re all really behind Kayleigh and want her to succeed in raising as much money as possible. She’s very young to have experienced such emotional pain, but we all understand that unfortunately she’s not the only one. We’re really proud of her for using her experience in such a positive way, and wish her all the best in reaching her fundraising target.”

To find out more about Kayleigh’s fundraising efforts or to make a donation, visit http://bit.ly/nannyrose

Collage: Kayleigh before and after her charity head shave.

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