It is important to us as a hotel that we support a charity every year, and so this year we are supporting Marie Curie Cancer Care.
The charity started back in 1948, the same year the NHS was launched. Not long before the Hempstead 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 known as Marie Curie Cancer Care.
Following the donation of an engagement ring to help raise funds, the first appeal was launched and brought in £4000. 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
The charity dedicates itself to providing more and better care for its patients and their families through the Marie Curie Nurses and its nine hospices. It is committed to carrying out the research and innovation required to find out what the best care is and the best way to provide it. They ensure measures are taken to give people the choice of place for their end of life care through the Marie Curie Delivering Choice Programme. The Charity is also determined that the needs of the dying remain on the political agenda and will continue to campaign for patients to be able to die in their own home in all four countries of the UK.
A lot has changed since 1948 but their core values have remained constant, putting patients and families first. You might be lucky and never need their services, but you might know someone who did or will.
We decided we wanted to put on an event to help raise some awareness of what they do and to hopefully raise some money for this great cause. So....I would like to introduce the Burlington Girls Night. A fun packed evening with Cosmopolitan cocktails, nibbles, prizes to win and lots to buy including clothes, jewellery, make-up, skin care, handbags, shoes and much more! All in aid of Marie Curie.
We want you to have fun! Men aren't all fans of clothes shopping with the wives, girlfriends and daughters, so we thought we would arrange the perfect evening for you to enjoy shopping and leave the men at home!
We have met through various channels all those having a stand on the evening. They are people you won't find on the high street. They are independent, one off suppliers and stockists. They take pride in what they offer, and the experiences they want you to have. We all love a bargain, we all love to feel like we have our own personal shopper and this is certainly one place where you will get to have it all!
If you want to get out the house for a couple of hours, shop with your friends and have yourself styled then this is going to be right up your street. The added bonus is you get to have loads of fun and help Marie Curie Cancer Care at the same time! IT'S FABULOUS!
When? Thursday 29th September 2011
Where? The Burlington Hotel, Earls Avenue, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 2HR
What Time? 7.30pm – 9.30pm
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