Casino smashes target for cancer fundraising

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MORE than £2,300 has been raised for Marie Curie Cancer Care thanks to the fundraising efforts of a casino.

The Grosvenor’s Gunwharf Quays branch set a goal of raising £1,500 by the end of the year but has smashed its target two months early.

It achieved this by putting on events to raise money for the charity, which cares for terminally ill people in their own homes, with every £20 raised enabling a Marie Curie Cancer Care nurse to provide one hour of support to a terminally ill patient.

Paul Brady, general manager of Grosvenor Casino Gunwharf Quays, said: ‘We never cease to be amazed by the team spirit and generosity of both our team members and customers.

‘The charity partnership has been something that all of our team members have embraced and we’re so in awe of the work that the Marie Curie nurses do.

‘We look forward to continuing to raise funds for such a worthy cause throughout the rest of 2011.’

Employing more than 2,700 nurses, doctors and other healthcare professionals, Marie Curie Cancer Care is one of the UK’s largest charities.

Last year, the charity provided care to more than 31,000 terminally ill patients.