Aid Marie Curie urges Rory

Rory Best
Rory Best

Irish Rugby Captain Rory Best helps to kick off BT Shop for Change.

BT Shop for Change is a one day takeover of Marie Curie shops in Northern Ireland, being launched by the leading communications provider to raise crucial funds to provide care and support for local people living with terminal illnesses.

Rory Best, Ireland captain and BT Shop for Change ambassador said: “Unfortunately, many of us know loved ones that have been touched by cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Marie Curie treats local people affected by terminal illness and provides generous support to their friends and family.

“We’ve all got clothes that sit unworn year after year or unwanted items lying about the house that others could enjoy. BT Shop for Change is the perfect excuse to gather everything up and donate it to Marie Curie.”

More than 100 volunteers from BT will help to run eleven Marie Curie shops in Northern Ireland, including one in Portadown on Thursday, October 13 and for every £20 raised Marie Curie can provide one hour of nursing care to local people in need.

The teams of volunteers will use their skills to promote their shops, encourage shoppers to visit and raise as much money as possible for Marie Curie.

The charity will use this money to help run and maintain its Belfast Hospice, to deliver nursing care across Northern Ireland.