Employees from specialist insurance provider RIAS have donated £35,000 to Marie Curie Cancer Care. The RIAS 2009 Employee Charity of the Year, Marie Curie Cancer Care, provides free care for people with terminal cancer and other illnesses, giving them the choice of dying in their place of choice, at home or in a hospice. The £35,000 raised will enable Marie Curie Nurses to provide 1750 hours of care to terminally ill people in their own homes, funding overnight care for 190 patients.
Adventurous employees from Bournemouth and Belfast fundraised together by taking part in sky dives, dress down and fancy dress days, half marathons, the London to Paris bike ride, the three peaks challenge, an abseil event and a driving challenge. Even the call centre was used at Christmas, with a number of employees donating their time to make outbound calls to over 150 UK choirs, encouraging them to take part in the Sing Out for Marie Curie Cancer Care initiative.