A charity offering specialist end of life care has been given a welcome boost by Market Rasen Rotary Ladies.
Under the chairmanship of Joyce Rhodes, the group has been raising money for Marie Curie Nurses over the past 12 months and members were delighted to hand over £2,400.
“Thank you for choosing us,” said nurse Susan Plaziuk, who confirmed the money would stay in Lincolnshire and benefit local people.
Susan is part of the team of Marie Curie Nurses operating from three rapid response centres in the county - at Lincoln, Boston and Grantham.
“We are there when people need us - from 3pm to 7am and 24 hours over Christmas time etc,” added Susan.
“The Rapid Response Service has made a huge difference to people - 75 percent of people want to be at home and it gives them that choice back.
“We go to all patients that are end of life - not just cancer. “When you open the door and walk in you can see the relief on people’s faces.”
Working closely with other agencies to care for patients, the service gets 50 percent of funding from the NHS, the rest is from charitable funding.
For the coming year, the Ladies, under chairman Janet Anderson, will be supporting Hope for Tomorrow, a charity dedicated to bringing cancer treatment closer to patients’ homes by providing Mobile Chemotherapy Units.
The Ladies will be hosting a number of events through the year and also collecting at the Rotary Carol Concert.