Charity Beneift from Cross Community Carols

January 14, 2013

Marie Curie Cancer Care has received a much needed financial boost as a result of a festive event held in Bessbrook.

Over 300 people attended this year’s Carols Together service hosted by Bessbrook Methodist Church and held in Bressbrook Town Hall. As in previous years, an offering was taken up during the service for a chosen charity, this year’s being the Marie Curie Cancer Care charity which cares for people with terminal cancer and other illnesses. The offering raised an amazing £1,100.

Mr Ross Chapman, Acting Chair of Bessbrook Development Company, who organised the cross-community event, said ‘I’d like to thank everyone who helped to make this year’s event such a success including the local primary schools, secondary schools and churches.

‘It was heart-warming to see the Town Hall packed to the rafters with local residents, and many former Bessbrook Residents who travelled to the service. All present really entered into the Christmas spirit and dug deep into their pockets to raise money for this worthy cause.

We all know friends or families who have benefited from the nursing care and emotional support provided by the Marie Curie nurses which is one of the reasons why we slected them as our charity this year.’

Accepting the cheque Ms Sandra Spence representing the Marie Curie Cancer Care said ‘We’re delighted with this generous donation from the people of Bessbrook. Contributions like this one help to make a huge difference not only to us but to terminally ill people in your community, giving them access to the care and support which they deserve.’