Marie Curie

The Marie Curie Nursing Service, Christmas 2011

For the many patients and families we care for, being part of one last family Christmas is their most cherished wish. Over the festive period, Marie Curie Nurses will be providing care and support to hundreds of families enabling them to spend one more special Christmas together, in their own homes.

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It ran from 10:00 AM, 5 December 2011 to 4:00 PM, 22 December 2011

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (207994)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£47,500

Amount raised

£77,181

Donations

62

    Category

  • CancerCancer
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing

    Helping

Location

Situation

Research shows that 65% of people would choose to die at home, but in reality most people will die in hospital where they least want to be. Marie Curie believes everybody should be able to die in the place of their choice, close to family and friends, surrounded by the things that they love. Being able to be at home in the final stages of life is hugely important to those with a terminal illness, never more so than at Christmas when being part of festive family traditions can be so comforting.

Solution

Whilst being a joyous time of year, Christmas is also heartbreaking, exhausting and stressful when there is a terminally ill loved one to look after. Marie Curie Nurses will spend their Christmas with a patient and their family providing all the practical care and emotional support they may need. Being there for families throughout this time will enable them to remain at home together, rather than spend Christmas on an unfamiliar hospital ward where personal comforts are at a minimum.