Each year the chairman of the council selects a charity partner to support throughout the year.
Councillor Cribb has chosen Marie curie because they look after people at the end of their life and support their friends and family at this difficult time. Councillor Cribb has friends who felt that their close relatives were able to pass away at home with their family with dignity and pain relief because of the care of the Marie curie nurses.
About Marie Curie
Marie Curie believe everyone living with a terminal illness should be able to get the most from the time they have left. The charity have been around as long as the NHS and over the last 60 years have supported hundreds of thousands families.
Marie Curie Nurses care for terminally ill people either at home or in one of the 9 hospices that they have across the UK.
They also have trained volunteers and advisers that provide practical information and support.
Marie Curie will be by your side with care and support every step of the way, bringing light in the darkest hours.
But our ageing population means more and more people are living with a terminal illness, often with more complex needs.
Most families in the UK will find themselves grappling with these issues in the coming years.
Even now, one in four people don’t get the care and support they need at the end of their life.
Marie Curie believe this is not good enough and don’t think anyone should have to face the most difficult time in their lives by themselves.
So they’re determined to do more, for more people who need us, than ever before.