Host a virtual derby for Marie Curie

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If you are bored of quizzing and looking for something new to entertain you, then why not hold a virtual race night for Marie Curie. It is a great way to stay connected with family and friends, whilst raising money for terminally ill patients and their families.

Kelly Combe & Donna Affleck, of Bilston, Scotland held their own virtual horse raising event raising a fantastic £150. Kelly said, “It was a day full of fun, friends, fascinators & fundraising! My husband found 10 old races on YouTube and shared them on a zoom chat. Each person paid £10 to enter and the day before my sister sent out everyone’s individual horse numbers for each race. We also had prizes for best dressed & best backdrop!’

Marie Curie provides care and support for people who are dying or living with a terminal illness, as well as their loved ones, caring for people both with and without coronavirus. Just at the time Marie Curie services are needed more than ever as part of the national coronavirus response, our income has been decimated.

Marie Curie’s Community Fundraiser, Holly Carey said: ‘With horse racing back on but behind closed doors, it’s ideal entertainment for a night in. Being able to ditch your comfy clothes and finally have a reason to put on something fancy is definitely appealing and will add to the race day spirit!’

‘Although life may be beginning to start up again for people with a terminal diagnosis, and families devastated by loss, there’s no going back. Our nurses, hospices and Support Line have been here through it all, day and night, seven days a week, caring for people with and without coronavirus. With your support we can continue to help the hundreds of thousands of UK families facing terminal illness and bereavement right now.Help us support the hundreds of thousands of UK families facing terminal illness and bereavement right now. Help us support the hundreds of thousands of UK families facing terminal illness and bereavement right now.

For more information for how you can get involved, please contact Holly Carey on: holly.carey@mariecurie.org.uk or 07798 638 097

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