Date: 30th August 2019
Bereaved families enjoy holiday courtesy of Curtins
Curtins have given a week’s stay in our holiday lodges to three families affected by grief and bereavement, who have been supported by Marie Curie, the terminal illness charity.
Fundraising through our Curtins Care charity initiative has been an annual commitment for a long time, but since this years’ nominated charity is Marie Curie we feel we have certain resources to help do more for patients than monetary donations alone.
As part of our employee benefits package, our staff can enjoy a week’s holiday in one of our four lodges across the UK. Lots of our staff use the lodges to spend time with the people they care about the most, and we feel this opportunity could also help families affected by terminal illness that Marie Curie are caring for.
So far, three families have each had a week’s break in our Cheddar and Windermere lodges. We also made sure there was a special welcome pack on their arrival to help them settle into their holiday.
Emily Lever, Head of Account Management at Marie Curie, said: “Having experienced the death of someone very dear to them, Curtins’ generous offer will help these families spend valuable time together and share cherished memories.
“These holidays give people supported by Marie Curie an opportunity to process their grief, and are a great example of going the extra mile to deliver personalised care to every individual family. Thank you, Curtins.”
We hope to offer more of these lodge breaks as we continue to support Marie Curie in the future. Meanwhile, we have also introduced a volunteer’s day that enables our employees to take a day’s paid leave to spend fundraising or volunteering for Curtins Care.