AIREBOROUGH'S Marie Curie fundraising group has reached an important milestone by raising £100,000 in just five years for the charity.

The vital funds Aireborough Fundraising Group have raised allow Marie Curie Nurses to continue to provide free care to people with terminal illnesses in the comfort of their own home right until the end. The group, which was set up at the end of 2011, support Marie Curie’s major fundraising campaigns such as the Great Daffodil Appeal, as well as promoting their own fundraising events within the local community and encouraging new supporters to help the charity.

Faye Cryer, community fundraiser at Marie Curie, said: “This is an amazing achievement for the group to have reached in just five years; we are incredibly grateful for the time and support the group gives to Marie Curie. They make a huge difference in the area, enabling us to provide care and emotional support to terminal ill people and their families here in West Yorkshire”.

Barbara Croxen, chairwoman of Aireborough Fundraising Group said: “It continues to be a very rewarding experience being part of this fundraising group. Many of our members support the charity as they have lost loved ones who were cared for at the end of their lives by Marie Curie and it's their way of saying thank you.

"Since starting the group five years ago we've grown in number and have widened our fundraising activities, but most importantly we've have had a lot of fun along the way. We all work very well together as a team and we have made some lasting friendships.”

The group work extremely hard to fundraise in the Aireborough area and many hands do make light work. If you want to get involved and become a member of the group or lend a hand at an event then please get in touch with Barbara Croxen, chair of the group, on 07962 395234.

The public is invited meet the group at their Blooming Great Tea Party at Guiseley Methodist Church on Saturday, June 17 at 10.30am – 12.30pm.