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Prince of Wales launches Marie Curie Cancer Care appeal to raise £10m

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The Prince of Wales has helped launch a Marie Curie Cancer Care appeal to raise £10m to help double the number of patients able to die at home with the support of a Marie Curie Nurse.

The charity aims to double the number of patients supported by Marie Curie Nurses by 2013. To help achieve this, the charity has set up the Marie Curie Nursing Fund, which encourages people to sponsor a charity cancer nurse in their local community.

Thomas Hughes-Hallett, chief executive of Marie Curie Cancer Care, said: ‘We’re working with the NHS and other local partners to double the number of people with a terminal illness who die at home. This is an ambitious goal – we need to raise£10 million to make it happen - so we are looking for people who can make a significant contribution to our work.’

The Prince is pictured at the launch of the fund – held at Clarence House on 6 February – with Marie Curie Nurse Catherine Le Roy.

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