Charity Focus | Marie Curie Wales
Marie Curie is Swansea City’s featured charity for this afternoon’s fixture against Huddersfield Town, with a bucket collection taking place around the Liberty.
The charity provides care and support for more than 3,500 people living with a terminal illness in Wales each year. An ageing population has resulted in more and more people living with terminal illnesses in the UK.
Whether that is dementia, cancer, motor neurone disease, heart failure, Parkinson’s disease, or any other illness, the charity are there to care for the patient and their family to help them cope after a terminal diagnosis. Marie Curie help everyone affected by a terminal diagnosis to achieve the best quality of life,and support patients to keep their independence and dignity for as long as possible.
Information and Support
For those who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness or are supporting someone who has, Marie Curie offer a range of information and support online, through their freephone support line, via web chat and in free publications and resources. Whether it is offering specific, practical guidance or just providing someone to talk to, Marie Curie are there to support.
Nursing Care and Hospices
There are around 150 Marie Curie nurses working in Wales, making it possible for people living with any terminal illness to die peacefully at home, surrounded by the people that mean the most to them. The Marie Curie Hospice in Penarth cares for around 1,000 people each year, including people staying in the hospice and those going in for the day to use the hospice’s services.
Thanks to the generosity of their supporters, the charity’s services are offered free of charge to people with any terminal illness. Marie Curie need to raise around £4.5million a year to fund their hospices and nursing care in Wales.
If you would like to find out more about supporting Marie Curie in your area, contact the Community Fundraiser Ali Discombe by emailing Alison.Discombe@MarieCurie.org.uk or, phone 01554 759071.
If you would like to find out more about Marie Curie services you can do so online at www.mariecurie.org.uk or contact their dedicated support line on 0800 090 2309.