Last week we attended the Marie Curie Midsummer Party. Hundereds of people gathered to look at the magnificent art on display and bid on the wonderful items in the charity auction, all in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care. Dozens of people donated all kinds of luxury items to the aution, we dontated one of our Bodhimaya luxury wellbeing experiences.
The glitz and glamour of the evening helped shine a light on the wonderful work Marie Curie do and helped to raise over ¬£840,000 for the charity!
Marie Curie provides care for terminally ill patients. They are best known for their network of 2,000 Marie Curie nurses, who work in the homes of terminally ill patients across the UK, providing practical care and support. They also have nine Marie Curie Hospices across the UK providing expert care and the best quality of life for people with cancer and other illnesses. During the evening we met and spoke to several of the nurses who are the backbone of Marie Curie. We left touched and inspired by the stories they told us and the passion and commitment they have for their work. Radiatiing positivity they made me realise that these nurses were able to bring more than physical care to their patients, perhaps most importantly they are able to bring happiness, dignity and compassion to people in the final moments of life.
Cancer care isnt just about finding a cure, it is also about looking after those who suffer with cancer, some of whom are unable to win their battle with the disease. Effecting all of us in some way or another it is important that we all give our thoughts, energy and donations to charites like Marie Curie that are on the front line fighting this disease and the effects it has on individuals and their families.
To make a donation to Marie Curie and ensure their work continues please click here
Cornelius is a mind and meditation expert. He has clinics and classes across¬†London and Berkshire. He is also the cofounder of Bodhimaya and holds transformative and educational detoxification retreats in the UK and around the world. For more information please visit www.bodhimaya.com
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