Planning staff at Mid Ulster District Council have been getting hairy in NovemBEARD to raise £3,197.25 of vital funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care.
11 staff in total came together and started the month off clean shaven and then grew beards throughout the month to raise the money. They raised well over the initial target of £2,500.
The main aim of Marie Curie Cancer Care is to provide support and care to those with a terminal illness and their friends and family. Last year, their nurses provided more than 1.2 million hours of nursing to 31,755 people, as well as supporting their families at an incredibly difficult time.
Marie Curie nurses work night and day, in people’s homes across the Mid Ulster District providing hands-on care and vital emotional support. Their hospice in Belfast offers specialist round-the-clock care, and they help people throughout their illness by giving practical information, support from trained volunteers and being there when someone wants to talk.
The Council’s Planning staff involved would like to take the opportunity to thank all of their colleagues, friends and family who supported their justgiving campaign.
If you are affected by any of the issues raised, you can contact Marie Curie Cancer Care on 0800 090 2309 (calls are free from landlines and mobile phones and the lines are open over Christmas too).