Thanks for taking the time to visit Ellen's JustGiving page.
Ellen O'Brien was a loving mum, wife, nana, sister, aunt and friend to so many who sadly passed away due to cancer on 27 March 2017 at the age of 59. Far too young.
Did you know that 1 in 2 people in the UK will get cancer at some point in their lives? A shocking statistic but one that thankfully cancer research continues to progress in order to make cancer a thing of the past one day.
In Ellen's final days she was cared for by the fantastic nurses at Marie Curie. This is a service grossly underfunded but one that was essential for Ellen and her family. It allowed Ellen to spend her final days at home, surrounded by her family whilst ensuring she received the proper professional care required for her condition. The nurses really did make the difference. The light when there was so much darkness.
One hour of nursing care in someone's home costs £20. The reality is overnight care is essential and for as long as is necessary but due to funding this isn't always possible.
Ellen wanted to raise as much money as possible as a thank you to the nurses who took such great care of her and her family. And hopefully contribute to providing more nurses for longer to other patients and families affected by terminal illness.
One day we will beat cancer but in the meantime we need to do more to help care for the carers.
We will be arranging further charity events in the coming year to also help raise funds for cancer research.
Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to Marie Curie on behalf of Ellen. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.
Burt, Marc, Burton and all of Ellen's family would like to thank you for your generosity.
Caring For The Carers
raising funds for Marie Curie because their support to the terminally ill is invaluable
We offer expert care, guidance and support to people living with a terminal illness