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A Letter From Sir Digby Jones, Director General Of The CBI

23rd January 2006

Photograph of A Letter From Sir Digby Jones, Director General Of The CBI

Marie Curie Cancer - Back To The Shop Floor Appeal.

Dear Editor,

I will be spending 24 March 2006 working in the post room. I am doing this because my staff has pulled together and are sponsoring me to spend the day sorting through their letters and packages. I will need to roll up my sleeves and get on with my postal duties in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care's brand new initiative, Back to the Shop Floor.

As a supporter of Marie Curie Cancer Care, I am calling on you senior staff across the UK to take part in this fundraising initiative and to spend the day doing a job you don't normally do. You could work behind a till, be the tea girl or the post man... the opportunities are endless. It is a great way to interact with staff that you may not normally deal with and to raise important funds for Marie Curie Nurses. Sponsorship money raised from this event will help the charity's annual Great Daffodil Appeal reach its target of 4million.

The Great Daffodil Appeal aims to raise as much money as possible to continue providing its vital services within the community. Every night, Marie Curie Nurses care for cancer patients in their own homes, enabling people to spend their last days in familiar surroundings, with their families, friends and pets.

The kind hearted managers who get behind Back to the Shop Floor on 24 March are supporting the vital work of Marie Curie Nurses. Last year the charity nursed more than 18, 000 people with cancer in their own homes...but unfortunately there is an ever increasing demand for their services and in 2006 they want to care for even more people, giving them the opportunity to live out their days with those they love around them.

If you are interested in taking part in the Back to the Shop Floor initiative or putting your boss forward to get involved this March, please visit http://www.mariecurie.org.uk/backtoshopfloor or call 0800 716 146.

Thank you in advance for supporting this noble cause.

Sir Digby Jones

Director General of the CBI



The Annual Daffodil Appeal
Bill Fernie has organised the collection in supermarkets in Wick for Marie Curie for the past few years. Basically a group of vounteers covers the two main supermarkets in wick for the day collecting donations in exchange for the small daffodils to aid the work of the Marie Curie Cancer charity. All you need to do is donate a couple of hours on the collection day If you would like to help this year contact Bill Fernie Tel 01955 604648 or e-mail bill@caithness.org If you are in thurso and would like to volunteer for a couple of hours on Daffodil Day let Bill know and he wil pass on your name to the right person for Thurso.

If any bosses are going back to the shop floor let Bill know and send in a photo of your working day back on the shop floor for inclusion on the web site.

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