Friday, 11 March 2011

It's all for Charideeee!

You might think a midweek Cahmpionship football match on an extremely cold evening is enough to persuade anyone to snuggle up by the fire and watch the TV.

But no, a group of students from Loughborough University Rag, together with the Marie Curie Cancer Care Fundraising team and led by Marea came out (attracted only by a ticket to the match and their ambition to collect more tna anyone else) to collect for the Great Daffodil Appeal.

The Marie Curie Nursing Service helps people who are approaching the end of their lives to remain at home if they wish to, through its nationwide network of Marie Curie Nurses who provide nursing care at home. The service is free to the people they care for, their families and carers. The core service is one-to-one overnight nursing from a Registered Nurse or Senior Healthcare Assistant in a patient’s home, usually for eight or nine hours.

Marea was very pleased that her staff got their photo taken with Sven Goran-Erickson and that it was featured in the match programme.

The famous Fundraising Bus turned up on time and so did all the student collectors and a couple of Marie Curie nurses.

We collected in the cold until the match had started, then we took or seats to watch. It was colder inside the ground than it had been outside. And, what's more, we got spanked by Norwich City, Leicester just getting a compensation goal about a minute before time (we had already left to go and tidy up the bus and get all the collecting boxes, etc organised). The score of 3-2 rather flattered Leicester City and it looks like our chances of promotion are slipping away.

Still, we collected over £2,500 if we include the sale of a donated Directors' Box. Not a bad night's work, thanks to all those Loughborough students.

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