OUR SUPPORTED CHARITIES
Monopoly Events and Comic Con Manchester support various charities throughout the UK, here are the charities we are working with over 2019 and some information to give some insight into the work they are doing and how you can help by donating at Comic Con Manchester.
Marie Curie is a registered charitable organisation in the United Kingdom which provides care and support to people with terminal illnesses and their families. It was established in 1948, the same year as the National Health Service.
The charity provides care to 40,000 terminally ill patients in the community and in its nine hospices, along with support for their families. More than 2,700 nurses, doctors and other healthcare professionals help provide this care.
At the nine Marie Curie Hospices, quality of life for patients is actively promoted as is providing much needed support for their carers. Marie Curie provides the largest number of hospice beds outside the National Health Service
Marie Curie Cancer Care was founded in 1948.
When the Hampstead-based Marie Curie Hospital was transferred to the NHS, a group of committee members from the hospital decided to preserve the name of Marie Curie in the charitable medical field. This was the beginning of the Marie Curie Memorial Foundation − a charity dedicated to alleviating suffering from cancer today − today known as Marie Curie. Following the donation of an engagement ring to help raise funds for the charity, the very first appeal was launched and brought in a substantial £4,000.
The charity initially began as a hospital, opened in 1930 by the Prime Minister, Stanley Baldwin, which specialised in the radiological treatment of women suffering from cancer and other diseases. In 1944, the hospital was destroyed in the war by a direct hit in an air raid. In 1948, Bernard Robinson OBE set about re-establishing the hospital and decided to separate from the National Health Service (NHS). He set up the Marie Curie Memorial Foundation to perpetuate the name of the pioneering scientist, Marie Curie. By 1950 the ongoing appeal had raised a staggering £30,000 and two years later the Marie Curie Memorial Foundation officially became a charity - number 207994.
An extensive nationwide survey was undertaken to help identify medical, nursing and research needs in relation to cancer. The results formed the basis of the work of the Foundation and, largely, still do today.
You can visit the Marie Curie website at https://www.mariecurie.org.uk
EAST CHESHIRE HOSPICE
East Cheshire Hospice is a warm and welcoming space for adults facing life limiting illness.
We serve the communities of Macclesfield, Buxton, Congleton, High Legh, High Peak, Knutsford, Poynton, Wilmslow and the surrounding areas. Providing care, comfort and compassionate support to patients and their loved ones is our number one priority.
2018 marked the 30th anniversary of the opening of East Cheshire Hospice. For 30 years we have relied on the generosity of our community to help us care for local people who are facing the toughest challenges of their lives. For our Pearl anniversary year, we have a range of special events and initiatives planned, which you can find out more about in our 'Support Us' and 'Events' sections.
Thank you to everyone who has supported the Hospice over the last 30 years, we simply would not be here without your kindness.
You can visit the East Cheshire Hospice website at https://www.eastcheshirehospice.org.uk/