Family raise £400 for Marie Curie

Shauna Loughran

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Shauna Loughran

JOSH and Alfie Davidson recently presented a cheque to Marie Curie nurses in memory of their late grandmother Sally Johnston.

Sally sadly passed away in December 2018 after a two year battle with cancer.

Her one request being that if she required full time care, that this would be done in her own home.

With the support of the Marie Curie nurses, Sally spent her last days in her own home, surrounded by her loving family.

This donation to Marie Curie is in grateful thanks to for all the care, treatment and support both Sally and her family received.

Donations made to the Marie Curie Charity Shop in Ballymena is used for the Marie Curie nurses services which enables terminal cancer patients to remain at home during their illness.

Marie Curie provides care and support for around 4,000 people living with a terminal illness, their carers and loved ones in Northern Ireland each year.

There are more than 190 Marie Curie Nurses working in Northern Ireland, caring for around 3,250 terminally ill people and their families in their homes each year.

The Marie Curie hospices in Belfast cares for around 480 people each year, including people staying in the hospice and those coming in for the day to use the hospice’s services.

Helper volunteers regularly visit terminally ill people in their home or talk on the phone, offering companionship and emotional support, as well as practical help.

Thanks to the generosity of supporters, services are offered free of charge to people with any terminal illness. Over £3.5 million a year is needed to fund our hospices and nursing care in Northern Ireland.

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