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Photo:Volunteer collectors with the Mayor and Mayoress

Volunteer collectors with the Mayor and Mayoress

Photo by Tony Mould

Photo:Volunteer collector in Churchill Square centre

Volunteer collector in Churchill Square centre

Photo by Tony Mould

Photo:The Mayor and Mayoress join in the singing

The Mayor and Mayoress join in the singing

Photo by Tony Mould

Marie Curie Cancer Care Day

By Jennifer Drury

Care for local people

Marie Curie Cancer Care held collections in Brighton town centre, Churchill Square, Kemp Town and Hove, as well as a special collection at Brighton & Hove Albion Stadium during the match this Saturday. Marie Curie Cancer Care is hoping to raise over £5.5 million across the UK this March. The money raised will enable Marie Curie Nurses to provide more free care to local people with a terminal illness, in their own homes.

Attended by the Mayor

Outside Churchill Square The Mayor of Brighton & Hove, Councillor Geoff Wells and the Mayoress Mrs Sally Wells, gave rallying messages to the volunteers collecting, and even joined in entertainment provided by Brighton Male Voice Choir and The Breathe Easy Chorus. The conductor of Brighton Male Voice Choir, Deryck Hanchett had composed a personal song for Marie Curie to the tune of an old Welsh lullaby for the occasion.

Find out more

There is still chance for you to show your support. Volunteer fundraisers will be out collecting again in Brighton & Hove on 25th, 26th and 27th March and daffodil pins can also be picked up in local stores, schools and Marie Curie shops across the UK. To find out more about the work of Marie Curie Cancer Care visit 

This page was added on 13/03/2011.