NHS Dumfries and Galloway staff member Rosie Davidson handed over a £1000 cheque to Marie Curie representative Jessica English having raised the grand sum baking an array of sweet treats and offering them to colleagues with a request for a contribution to the charity.
Rosie, a medical secretary did a weekly baking session at home and brought the cakes, scones and tray bakes to work leaving them in a staff area close to her office with boxes for staff to leave their contributions. Word soon spread and staff came from departments out with where Rosie is based motivating her to bake more and set a new target of £1000 after exceeding the initial one of £500.
Rosie was keen to raise money for Marie Curie after realising how much in need of funding the charity is, and in memory of her mum who Marie Curie nurses had cared for. Marie Curie Senior Nurse Jessica English and Shirley Kelting, a nurse with Marie Curie and DGRI’s Macmillan Unit were delighted to receive the cheque from Rosie.
Ross Clift, Marie Curie Community Fundraiser for Dumfries & Galloway said:
“A huge thank you to Rosie, and everyone who supported her fundraising. Our 31 local nurses made 4,359 visits to care for terminally ill people in their own homes across the region last year, support we couldn’t give without the generosity of people like Rosie.”