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National Garden Scheme to sponsor Marie Curie bursary fund

National Garden Scheme to sponsor Marie Curie bursary fund

The National Garden Scheme is to sponsor a bursary fund for long-term charity partner Curie.

The fund, which will now be known as the ‘National Garden Scheme Bursary Fund’, helps pay for Marie Curie Nurses and other clinical staff at the charity to undertake post-registered qualifications or specialist university modules in palliative and end of life care. The aim is to raise levels of knowledge and expertise among clinical staff and so provide the highest possible standards of care and support.

Marie Curie and National Garden Scheme began their partnership in 1996, with more than £7 million raised so far.

Dee Sissons, director of nursing for Marie Curie, said:

“We are very thankful for the generosity of the National Garden Scheme and those people who open their gardens to support it for the they provide to us and the difference that this makes to our nursing staff.

“This bursary fund supported by National Garden Scheme will help us to offer more opportunities to our nurses to further their qualifications in palliative and end of life care. It will go a long way to helping more of our nurses feel more confident in making those important decisions when they’re supporting people with a terminal illness and their loved ones.”

Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via

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