Marie Curie

Christmas at a Marie Curie hospice

Over the festive period, our nine hospices will provide care and support to hundreds of families. This year we want to host an extra special Christmas for those we care for and their loved ones. Our goal is to raise the funds to provide 24 hours of care and all the trimmings on Christmas Day.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 27 November 2018 to 12:00 PM, 4 December 2018

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For those with a terminal illness, spending Christmas with family and friends is hugely important, but it can also be a very difficult time of year. Over the festive period we care for hundreds of people and their families at our hospices, who are celebrating perhaps their last Christmas together. We want our hospices to be a home away from home, to recreate the familiar comforts of Christmas and help families get the most from the time they have left.

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For the families who will spend Christmas at our hospices, every moment is precious and Marie Curie would like to do everything possible to make it a joyful occasion. From serving Christmas dinner with all the trimmings, to organising family parties with Santa, funds raised from this project will enable us to go above and beyond on Christmas Day for our nursing staff and patients and families.

  • ‚ÄúDespite it being the weekend before Christmas, the Marie Curie Hospice made sure my mum had a place with them. On Christmas Day we all sat and ate together in Mum‚Äôs room. It was so important to us.‚Äù

    — Pippa, whose mum was cared for at Marie Curie Hospice, Hampstead

  • ‚ÄúShe was there for Christmas Day. It was a bad day for her in terms of her own health, but the staff were so lovely and couldn‚Äôt have done more. I took in a tree and her room was lovely ‚Äì lots of cards everywhere. She was so much more cheery at the hospice. She was beaming.‚Äù

    — Caroline, whose mum was cared for at Marie Curie Hospice, Bradford

  • ‚ÄúAt Christmas we decorate the hospice and prepare little gifts for all the patients. It might be their last Christmas so we want them to enjoy it as best they can. It‚Äôs lovely to go round on Christmas Eve leaving them presents from Santa."

    — Lorraine Carey, Healthcare Assistant at Marie Curie Hospice, Cardiff and the Vale

  • “Despite it being the weekend before Christmas, the Marie Curie Hospice made sure my mum had a place with them. On Christmas Day we all sat and ate together in Mum’s room. It was so important to us.”

    — Pippa, whose mum was cared for at Marie Curie Hospice, Hampstead

  • “She was there for Christmas Day. It was a bad day for her in terms of her own health, but the staff were so lovely and couldn’t have done more. I took in a tree and her room was lovely – lots of cards everywhere. She was so much more cheery at the hospice. She was beaming.”

    — Caroline, whose mum was cared for at Marie Curie Hospice, Bradford

  • “At Christmas we decorate the hospice and prepare little gifts for all the patients. It might be their last Christmas so we want them to enjoy it as best they can. It’s lovely to go round on Christmas Eve leaving them presents from Santa."

    — Lorraine Carey, Healthcare Assistant at Marie Curie Hospice, Cardiff and the Vale