A small group of Highlanders have got together to support Marie Curie’s fundraising efforts during the Covid crisis.
This fundraising initiative has been pulled together by Marie Curie patrons, Emma Mackenzie & Claire Macdonald along with stalwart Inverness supporters Elaine Pope, Kareen McHardy & Paula Dick.
Marie Curie patron, Emma Mackenzie said:
“This idea has been in the making since lock down but we were well aware that the timing had to be right.
“We have been overwhelmed with a truly wonderful array of amazing and diverse lots for both a local or UK wide audience.
“Whether it’s a stay at our iconic Eilean Donan Castle, Whelprigg House in Cumbria or a cottage in the middle of nowhere, there really is something for everyone.
“We also have ‘lots’ for cookery demonstrations, golf stays, Good Highland Food private dining, dinner for ten at The Cavalry Club in London, a fabulous Leonie Gibb painting, be a zoo keeper for the day and Belladrum 2021 tickets.”
Community Fundraiser, Vonnie Stevenson added:
“This income is so important to us, more so than ever before.
“The organisers have a terrific selection of auction items.
“As with so many businesses and charities, Marie Curie is facing a devastating loss of funds, at a time when our services are in more demand than ever before.
“Every day and night, Marie Curie frontline nurses are giving vital care and support to dying people, in their homes across the UK.
“At this time of national emergency, these crucial services are needed more than ever.
“It’s so important that we can continue to be there to give patients the care they need at such a desperate time.
“And we need your help to do that.
“Unlike lots of other charities, we can’t just turn off our taps until the situation improves.
“We’ve committed to our NHS partners and patients that we will be there to deliver care, and we’ve got to continue to be there.”
Please help Marie Curie Nurses continue to provide frontline care at this unprecedented time of need.
All proceeds of this auction will go to this vital cause.