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Staff raise cash for community nurse
12:11pm Wednesday 25th April 2012 in Charity
THEY have been doing everything from selling doughnuts to swapping clothes.
But it has all paid off for Ordnance Survey staff, as they have raised enough money to fund a community nurse for a year.
They reached £20,000 for Marie Curie Cancer Care in Southampton, money the charity will use to pay for nurses in the city to care for terminally ill residents in their homes.
Staff began the fundraising campaign at the end of 2010.
Activities included hosting a tea party for community groups, selling a cook book featuring favourite recipes from staff, a nearly new clothes swap, a Christmas fair and daffodil bulb planting in the grounds.
Elaine Owen, corporate responsibility manager at Ordnance Survey, said: “I hope this money will make a real difference to the lives of terminally ill people in Southampton, many of whom rely on the care and support offered for free by Marie Curie Cancer Care.”