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Community fund boosts Marie Curie

Lauren Alexander (left) from Marie Curie accepts the £250 donation from Allison Homes’ Mallory Matthews. (3525415)
Lauren Alexander (left) from Marie Curie accepts the £250 donation from Allison Homes’ Mallory Matthews. (3525415)

Palliative care charity Marie Curie has received a much-needed cash injection from Allison Homes via the Larkfleet Homes Community Fund.

Marie Curie has been given £250 to help provide home-based end of life care for patients in Spalding who are living with terminal illness.

Marie Curie’s community fundraiser for Lincolnshire Lauren Alexander, said: “The money will be used to fund night care for an end of life patient in Spalding.

“Thanks to this donation an additional 12.5 hours will be provided to give one more person within the community the chance to stay at home with their loved ones and make the most of the time they have left together.”

The Larkfleet Homes Community Fund supports groups which enhance or develop local communities. It makes grants to charities or voluntary organisations within ten miles of any housing development by Larkfleet Homes or Allison Homes, both part of The Larkfleet Group of Companies which is based in Bourne.

Allison Homes is currently building new homes at Pinchbeck Fields, Spalding – a new development of 2, 3, 4 and 5-bedroom houses and bungalows.

Karl Hick, CEO of Allison Homes, said: “We believe it’s important that when we build new homes for people, we develop robust, living communities as well.

"Being able to support the fantastic charities and volunteer groups like Marie Curie in the areas where we are working is really important. These groups are very often the backbone of the community. The support which they offer to the people who use their services is immeasurable."

Marie Curie (www.mariecurie.org.uk) supports anyone suffering from dementia, cancer, motor neurone disease, heart failure, Parkinson's disease, or any other illness, who has had a terminal diagnosis.

Marie Curie was founded in 1948 by five members of the committee of the Marie Curie Hospital in Hampstead, London. The charity is named after the woman who discovered radium and polonium and is remembered for her contribution to the fight against cancer. Marie Curie helps those living with or affected by a terminal diagnosis to achieve the best quality of life and supports them to retain their independence and dignity for as long as possible.

Help and support includes treating or managing pain and other symptoms with medicines, therapies and other specialist approaches. It also means giving emotional support to patients and their families when they need it most.

Cambridgeshire Community Foundation manages The Larkfleet Homes Community Fund on Larkfleet’s behalf. Any community or voluntary group wishing to find out more about the fund can visit www.tiny.cc/larkfleet-fund, telephone 01223 410535 or email info@cambscf.org.uk


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