Fundraisers move to a bigger office

Margaret Dobson (l) and Anne Carr, (r) present �3645 to Janette Martindale, community fundraiser for Nottinghamshire Marie Curie Cancer Care following their sale of knitted goods in the City Hospital.
Margaret Dobson (l) and Anne Carr, (r) present �3645 to Janette Martindale, community fundraiser for Nottinghamshire Marie Curie Cancer Care following their sale of knitted goods in the City Hospital.

Charity fundraisers who worked for Marie Curie Cancer Care in Kimberley have moved to Derby because they need a bigger office.

The team said the office was too small to cater for big deliveries, but they will be carrying out exactly the same work as before in Derby and keep up valuable relationships made in the town.

Marie Curie raises money to pay for nurses to look after terminally ill people in their own home.

The team of three fundraisers who were based in Kimberley were each responsible for raising money for Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire.

Nottinghamshire fundraiser Janette Martindale said: “The office was just not big enough for us. We struggled every year when we had big deliveries of things like daffodils for our Great Daffodil campaign. We didn’t get many walk-ins in Kimberley anyway because I don’t think people really knew who we were, and Derby is very central to all our areas,” she added.

Ms Martindale said Kimberley was a ’great place to work’ and she forged some great relationships in the town which she will work hard to keep up.

“It was very sad to leave Kimberley because a lot of good things came out of the town. I’m still very much aware that I need to be in the area.”

Some of the charities biggest fundraising initiatives include The Great Daffodil Appeal, where people make donations in return for a little yellow daffodil and the Blooming Great Tea Party, which calls on people to host a coffee morning or garden party with friends.