THE Ellesmere Port Marie Curie Cancer Care fundraising group celebrated its launch last week.

The group’s members are made up of volunteers and supporters from within the area and the organisation is seeking other people in the town to get involved.

Already at work planning fundraising activities for the flagship Great Daffodil Appeal in March, they will hold events, help out with collections and share their ideas on raising funds.

Group chairman Julie Perry said: “We have a mix of different ages and backgrounds, with big hearts in common.

“We can’t wait to get involved in lots of events and raise well-needed cash for this amazing cause.

“The Great Daffodil Appeal is approaching, which we know will make a big difference to the lives of local people with terminal illnesses.”

She added: “Marie Curie nurses enabled my dad to stay at home, taking care of him all night for three nights a week for the final months of his life.

“Most people say that they would rather be at home than in hospital in their final days and I’m honoured to be helping to raise awareness and cash to help more people have their wishes.

“We’re looking for new people to join our group, even if it is just to help out now and again at particular events, or come along to a collection for an hour or two.

“The more members we have in our group the more ideas, hands on deck and money we can raise.

“If you would like to be involved, please get in touch, we would love to hear from you.”

Fundraiser Laura Tomlinson said: “The support of these fundraising groups is absolutely invaluable to us and a group like this will certainly make fundraising even more fun for our supporters in Ellesmere Port, not to mention helping to bring in more money to fund our nursing service across the area.”

To get involved, or for more details, call Laura Tomlinson on 0161 255 2800 or email