Marie Curie

Marie Curie

We’re here for people living with any terminal illness, and their families. We offer expert care, guidance and support to help them get the most from the time they have left. Our 2,160 nurses work night and day in local communities across the UK, providing hands-on care and vital emotional support.

Facts about our job

  • Marie Curie Nurses work night and day, in people’s homes across the UK, providing hands-on care and vital emotional support. If you’re living with a terminal illness, they can help you stay surrounded by the people you care about most, in the place where you’re most comfortable.
  • Our hospices offer the reassurance of specialist care and support, in a friendly, welcoming environment, for people living with a terminal illness and their loved ones – whether you’re staying in the hospice, or just coming in for the day.
  • Through our information and Support services we help everyone affected by a terminal illness get the information and support they need, whether you have an illness yourself or you’re a family member or friend.

Every day of your life matters, whether it’s the first or the last.

Every one of us in the UK will be affected at some point by a terminal illness. When that time comes, don’t we all want to be confident the right care will be there for us?

But one in four people don’t get the care and support they need at the end of their lives. When they’re scared. When they’re not sure where to turn to. When they know they’re dying.

That could be you or someone close to you.

We can’t let that happen.

The things people need aren’t too much to ask. High quality care in the place they want to be, usually their home. Control of symptoms like pain. And clear information from the start.

So that, even at such a difficult, emotional time, people can feel in control. Comfortable. Cared for. And still like people, not patients.

That’s what Marie Curie’s been giving people across the UK for 70 years, through our nurses, hospices and other services.

We know our approach works. But we’re facing significant challenges, as our population ages and NHS resources are stretched to breaking point. We need your support now to keep us in people’s homes and in communities around the UK. To provide the care everyone deserves at the end of their life. To bring light in the darkest hours.

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Monthly Donations

  • £5 per month or £60 annually

    could help pay for someone with a terminal illness to attend day therapy at a Marie Curie hospice, benefiting from gentle exercise, an art class and more.

  • £7.50 per month or £90 annually

    could pay for a Marie Curie Nurse to care for someone living with a terminal illness at home for half a day.

  • £10 per month or £120 annually

    – you could help our Support Line staff answer one extra call a month and give emotional and practical support to someone in need.

  • £20 per month or £240 annually

    could pay for a Marie Curie Nurse’s whole shift of up to nine hours with a patient in the comfort of their own home so the family can spend precious time together.