GedlingNewsWinter fair being held in Gedling village to raise cash for cancer charity

A cancer charity are hoping to raise essential funds by holding a winter fair in Gedling Village next week.

The fair, which is being held to raise cash for the Marie Curie charity, takes place on Saturday, November 17 at Phoenix Farm Methodist Church in the village between 11am and 1pm.

The fundraising group behind the event are hoping to raise over £500 on the day.

The money from the event will help support the work of Marie Curie’s services locally. This includes their Volunteer Helper Service, Information Support Line and research projects at the University of Nottingham. All of which aim to improve the lives of those facing end of life care in Gedling, Arnold, Mapperley and its surrounding areas.

Community fundraiser for Nottinghamshire Rebecca Davies said; “Local services like the Marie Curie Helpers are so important to families facing terminal illness in Nottinghamshire. Our Helper Service offers regular support at home by a fully trained volunteer.

“Someone to have a chat with over a cup of tea, help you get to an appointment or run an errand, or just be there to listen when you need a friendly ear. Our Helper volunteers can be there for you for exactly these things.

“Our Arnold and Mapperley Fundraising Group are an amazing assortment of local people with an incredible drive to support the work of Marie Curie.”

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