BUCS and Marie Curie partnership

Thank you for supporting the BUCS and Marie Curie partnership; aiming to raise enough money to fund a 'rugby team of nurses'.

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Final banking deadline 17 June 2016

Will your university be lifting the Marie Curie Champions League Trophy at the Awards Dinner on 14 July? There's still time to fundraise for Marie Curie and get your university to the top of the league table. Only funds received by 17 June 2016 will be counted towards your university total, so please contact sarah.colberg@mariecurie.org.uk to advise which banking method you are using.


Set up or link any existing pages to the BUCS Justgiving portal at www.justgiving.com/company/BUCS.

Bank transfer 

Account name: Marie Curie Corporate Fundraising Account
Account number: 32086172
Sort code: 60-40-05

NB: It is important to reference BUCS and your university name for us to be able to identify your transfer.


All cheques should be made out to ‘Marie Curie’ and sent to:

Sarah Colberg
Marie Curie
89 Albert Embankment

Any questions please contact your your account manager on sarah.colberg@mariecurie.org.uk.

Thank you for supporting Marie Curie. Every £20 you raise will equate to an hour of free nursing care and support to someone living with a terminal illness.

New BUCS and Marie Curie JustGiving page

To mark the start of the sporting calendar and university fundraising year, BUCS and Marie Curie have created a sector wide JustGiving page to help document the fundraising occurring across the Higher Education sector. Here is the new JustGiving page  

To link your university fundraising pages to the overarching JustGiving page and showcase what your institution is doing to support Marie Curie, please click visit the JustGiving page   and follow the instructions on the right hand side of the page.

Christmas collections

Get involved by taking part in a Marie Curie Christmas Collection near you. We’ll provide you with everything you need including a yellow Marie Curie Santa hat, tabard and collection tin, all you need to bring is a smile and some festive spirit!

Find your local collection with our collection searcher.    

IMPORTANT: Remember to email sarah.colberg@mariecurie.org.uk to let her know how much you raise so this can be attributed to your university total. 

If there's not a collection in your local area, why not organise one at your university?

November FUN race

This November we are asking all universities to get involved by organizing a FUN race to raise vital funds for Marie Curie. Every £20 raised is an hour of nursing care.

Fun race ideas:

  • Onesie Runsie - everyone loves a onesie
  • Colour Dash – brighten up your day by getting covered in colour
  • Night Run – get out the glow sticks to race in the dark
  • Egg and Spoon – a childhood classic
  • High Heel Dash – a challenge for both guys and gals alike

Five easy steps:

  1. Download Fundraising Pack
  2. Choose a date and theme for your race
  3. Choose a location/course
  4. Promote your event
  5. Fundraise and HAVE FUN!

Marie Curie and BUCS partnershipAbout Marie Curie and the BUCS partnership

Marie Curie Nurses provide hands-on care and emotional support, enabling people living with a terminal illness to be cared for at home, surrounded by their loved ones and the things they cherish the most. We support people across the whole of the UK, so wherever your university is, there will be a Marie Curie Nurse caring for someone nearby. We care for people of all ages, they can be 99 or 19, and many of our patients and carers have been studying at university when Marie Curie Nurses have cared for them or someone in their family.

Richard was 24 years old when he was admitted to a Marie Curie Hospice   and studying for a master's degree in sports science during his treatment.

Ellie is currently studying at the University of York   and is supporting this partnership by donating £5 for every goal she scores for the university football team, all in memory of loved ones . 

Universities from across the UK are participating in fundraising, volunteering and bespoke university events to support people with a terminal illness and gain points for the sought-after Marie Curie Champions trophy, which will be awarded at the beginning of July 2016. Below are links to support your fundraising, but if you need anything further then please speak to your local Marie Curie Fundraising contact.

BUCS Mascot race

Thank you to everyone who got involved in the BUCS Mascot Race in February. Here are some of the highlights.

Mascot race highlights

Shouting about your fundraising

Once you've decided on your fundraising activity, it's time to spread the word. Here are a few things that will give you a helping hand.

Rugby World Cup Sweepstake kit

Get your team ready for kick off! Get involved, pick a team and help support Marie Curie Nurses be there for people living with a terminal illness and their families. 

Question of Sport quiz

Run your own pub/union quiz in term one using our Question of Sport materials below. So choose your Sue Barker and team captains and see who is the champion of sports knowledge! 

To avoid cheating, the question and answer sheets need to be requested from Sarah.Colberg@mariecurie.org.uk

Contact us

Each university has a local Marie Curie fundraising contact, so please contact them in the first instance for any queries. If you haven't yet been introduced, then please contact Sarah.Colberg@mariecurie.org.uk who will put you in touch.

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