Established in 1948, Marie Curie founded homes for seriously ill cancer patients across the UK throughout the 1950s and early 1960s — from Belfast to Glasgow, Newcastle to Tiverton. In the 1980s, Marie Curie’s efforts turned to hospice care, and in the 1990s their research followed suit, focusing on improving palliative care for those approaching the end of their lives.
Now, working closely with the NHS, local independent hospices and other charities, Marie Curie provides expert nursing and hospice care which has been proven to help more terminally ill people to remain in their homes and to support their loved ones. Alongside this, they also offer a free Support Line and a wealth of information and support on all aspects of dying, death and bereavement for over 40,000 people each year.
Their leading research pushes the boundaries of what we know about good end of life, and their campaigns fight for a world where everyone gets to have the best experience possible at the end of their lives.
A word from Marie Curie:
We all deserve the chance to have the best death we can. To prepare and to say our goodbyes. To remain ourselves. To feel safe. To have our wishes known. For it to be how we expect it to be.
That’s why we’re here to support everyone in the UK through all aspects of dying, death and bereavement – to fight for a society where everyone has the best possible experience at the end of life.
Our frontline Marie Curie Nurses and Hospices, and our trusted information and free Support Line, are here to help people with any terminal illness – be that motor neurone disease, Parkinson’s, dementia or terminal cancer. Our bereavement support will be there for the people you love after you’re gone.
Demand for the right care and support for people at the end of their lives is growing, fast. As more of us live longer, with more complex health conditions, pressure on health and social care services is increasing. Our vital work is more urgent than ever.
By entering the Cornwall House Draw, you can help provide the critical funding we need to be there for more people during their final years, months, days and hours.
“Every five minutes, someone in the UK dies without the care and support they need. This is heartbreaking for each person this happens to, and for the people who love them.
At Marie Curie, we strive to improve quality of life for dying people while ensuring that emotional support is available to their loved ones, too.
We’re delighted that Omaze shares our belief that everyone deserves the best experience possible at the end of life and has chosen to partner with us.
This partnership will raise important funds and awareness, so that Marie Curie can be there for more people with a terminal illness.”
Matthew Reed, Chief Executive at Marie Curie
So, if you’re excited by the chance to win an outstanding waterfront house in Cornwall and £100,000 in cash, all while supporting Marie Curie, enter now and do something omazing.
Enter by Sunday 26th February and you'll get 2 for 1 entries to the Cornwall House Draw.