Having worked with Marie Curie Cancer Care at a local and national level for a number of years, the Pears Foundation committed £1 million in a strategic partnership to support our nursing service and help map palliative care services in September 2011.
The partnership is the latest and most far-reaching outcome of a relationship involving members of the Pears family and the Foundation staff.
This grant is closely aligned with the Foundation’s commitment to community and a strong belief in the importance of keeping families together.
Executive Chair of the Foundation, Trevor Pears CMG says: “This is an issue that I am personally passionate about and involved in, and most importantly this increased investment meets the overall objective of our Foundation to build sustainable, long term partnerships that make a real difference to communities in the UK."
Trevor Pears led the highly successful ‘Project Butterfly’ Capital Appeal in 2006, a £3.4m appeal to refurbish the Marie Curie Hospice, Hampstead. Since then, the Pears Foundation has continued to support the hospice on many levels, most recently spearheading the pilot of the Pay for a Day campaign at the hospice.
In 2016 the Pears Foundation has committed a further £200,000 by way of grant funding to support the Marie Curie Nursing Service.
Lions Clubs have supported Marie Curie for over five years helping to raise over £700,000.
The fantastic amount of money raised by Lions Clubs supporting the Great Daffodil appeal equates to over 35,000 hours of nursing care in our hospices and in people’s own homes. Their hugely appreciated efforts will have contributed to several thousand nights of care and support at home for people living with a terminal illness and their families, in those last crucial days together. Further information can be found on the Lions Club website .