Marie Curie Hospice teams up with Abbeycentre

Back row: Jaime Valente, Chairperson of Muriel's Newtownabbey & North Belfast Fundraising Group, Mark Stewart, Manager of Abbeycentre, and Tracey Wylie, Marie Curie Nurse. Front row: Ruben Birkett, Jorja Birkett, Katie Harbinson and Molly Bladon. INNT 36-504CON
Back row: Jaime Valente, Chairperson of Muriel's Newtownabbey & North Belfast Fundraising Group, Mark Stewart, Manager of Abbeycentre, and Tracey Wylie, Marie Curie Nurse. Front row: Ruben Birkett, Jorja Birkett, Katie Harbinson and Molly Bladon. INNT 36-504CON

MARIE Curie nurse Tracey Wylie took some time off from her work caring for patients this week to join with members of the local Marie Curie Newtownabbey Fundraising Group to officially launch the charity’s partnership with Abbeycentre.

On Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 September volunteers from the Muriel’s Newtownabbey and North Belfast Fundraising Group will be on The Mall at the Longwood Road shopping complex to launch the charity’s Mini Pots of Care campaign. The campaign aims to get young children planting daffodils and decorating planting pots, and families are welcome to come along and join in the day’s activities.

Abbeycentre Manager Mark Stewart said: “The management and retailers are delighted to announce that they will be supporting the work of the Marie Curie Hospice, Belfast as their charity partner. During the next year, customers will see local Marie Curie volunteers having a presence on The Mall providing a host of exciting fundraising activities. I would like to invite Abbeycentre customers to support the fundraising initiatives and help raise vital funds for the Marie Curie Hospice and the nursing service.”

Lesley Wright, Hospice Fundraising Manager added: “Marie Curie Cancer Care is very grateful to Abbeycentre for choosing the charity and we very much look forward to this partnership during the next year.

“As the Hospice and nursing services are provided to local people, customers will be familiar with the care given to people living with cancer and other terminal illnesses.”

The Marie Curie Hospice, Belfast actively promotes quality of life for people with cancer and other illnesses, and provides support for their families completely free of charge.