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Marie Curie Cancer Care celebrates 60 years of providing excellent care

12th June 2008

Marie Curie Cancer Care celebrated its 60th Anniversary last night at Holyrood, inviting guests to come together for a Blooming Great Tea Party in honour of the charity's birthday.

Around 45 MSP’s joined Marie Curie Cancer Care volunteers, hospice and nursing staff for a cup of tea and a slice of cake to mark 60 years of the charity providing the highest quality end of life care for people with cancer and other illnesses, and offering support to their families, completely free.

Maggie White, Caring Services Manager for Marie Curie Cancer Care, Scotland commented: "We are very proud to be celebrating the charity's 60th year of service, and particularly in the magnificent surroundings of Holyrood.  We look forward very much to the next 60 years, working in partnership with the Government and other organisations to provide even better care and facilities for patients.  In the future we want to help evolve end of life care services for people across the country making access to and availability of service a priority.

"We are delighted to have so much support from MSPs across Scotland, who recognise and appreciate the work we do, and we were very pleased to see so many supportive faces at the event last night.?

Shona Robison, Minister for Public Health, attending the event last night, said: “The Scottish Government congratulates Marie Curie Cancer Care for 60 years of its invaluable nursing and care provision.  The care provided by Marie Curie over the past 60 years cannot be underestimated in terms of the quality and the impact it has made to people with cancer and other illnesses, and their families.  We look forward to working in closer partnership with Marie Curie Cancer Care through Better Health, Better Care to provide the best palliative care to more people in Scotland."

Marie Curie Cancer Care provides high quality nursing, completely free, to give people with cancer and other illnesses the choice of dying at home supported by their families.

Marie Curie Cancer Care has two hospices in Scotland, one in Edinburgh and one in Glasgow.  These hospices actively promote quality of life for people with cancer and other illnesses and provide support for their families, completely free.

Why not join the celebrations and help Marie Curie Cancer Care celebrate their 60th anniversary by holding your own special tea party this summer. Visit www.mariecurie.org.uk to find out more.


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Title: Marie Curie Cancer Care celebrates 60 years of providing excellent care
Author: Martine Hamilton
Article Id: 7117
Date Added: 12th Jun 2008


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