Fenland-based building society raises more than £31,000 for Marie Curie ... and they are just getting started

Norwich & Peterborough (N&P) Building Society workers raise money for Marie Curie.

Norwich & Peterborough (N&P) Building Society workers raise money for Marie Curie. - Credit: Archant

A Fenland building society is going all out to raise funds for Marie Curie.

Colleagues and customers at Norwich & Peterborough (N&P) Building Society, which has branches in March, Wisbech and Whittlesey, have raised more than £31,000 for the charity by taking part in fundraising challenges and selling daffodil pins.

Marie Curie nurses provide support for terminally ill people and their families across the UK.

Fundraising challenges have included going up hills for daffodils with colleagues taking it in turns to try and accomplish 24,000 steps on a stepper machine.

Norwich & Peterborough Society’s community partnership manager Sasha Pauley said: “We are all proud to be supporting Marie Curie. We know it is a charity close to the hearts of many people in our communities and their generosity has been overwhelming.

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“With the £31,000 raised we will be able to fund over 1,500 Marie Curie nursing hours, which is a tremendous amount.”

Every £20 raised will fund one hour of care. The building society is aiming to raise £500,000 by December 2016.

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