Why Marie Curie you may ask? Well this blog is here to tell you a bit about why we are taking on the challenge second time running of cycling 427 miles from Malin to Mizen from June 10th-17th.
About Marie Curie
Marie Curie carries out incredible work up and down the UK. They provide vital care and support to more than 50,000 people living with a terminal illness and their families each year.
We decided to support Marie Curie because they focus on the much needed care and support to people who are affected by terminal illness. This isn’t an easy challenge but to know that we are raising money that can help support people through a difficult time, that will make a difference really does means a lot to us and gives us the motivation to take on this challenge. It also is something close to our hearts as sadly a close friend and colleague who worked at Liverpool John Moores University lost their battle with cancer back in 2014, this gives us a particular incentive to complete this challenge and is what originally inspired us to complete the ride back in 2015.
The money you donate will go towards the important emotional support and hands-on care nurses provide in people’s homes across the country. The money also supports the Marie Curie hospices which provide around the clock care in a welcoming environment to people who are living their final days. They have nine hospices throughout the UK and helped over 8,000 people last year, which is incredible!
How you can help?
We are asking people to support us in this challenge by donating as much or as little as you can spare. We raised £2,700 in 2015 and are hoping to more than triple this amount this time round and have set a team target of £10,000!
To donate please visit our Just Giving Page here or alternatively you can donate £10 via text with the word ‘MLMZ88’ to 70070. It really is that easy! Then why not share our Just Giving page on your social media and help spread the word.
How your money can help?
- £20 can provide one hour of Marie Curie nursing in a patient’s home.
- £70 can provide two slide sheets, used by Marie Curie nurses to move people with a terminal illness safely in bed.
- £180 can provide a Marie Curie nurses’ overnight nine-hour shift in a patients home.
- £260 can provide two day therapy sessions for a patients at a Marie Curie Hospice.
- £435 pays for someone with a terminal illness to stay in a Marie Curie hospice for 24 hours, so they can receive the hands-on care then need in their final days.
In the meantime we hope our blog updates and social media presence will keep you entertained and give you an insight into how we are all getting on with the training.
We would also like to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who has donated and supported us so far!