Marie Curie urges diners to indulge in nostalgia trip

PUBLISHED: 08:00 18 October 2015

Phil Curme, Catherine Le Roy, Marie Curie nurse and Helen Isbell.

Phil Curme, Catherine Le Roy, Marie Curie nurse and Helen Isbell.


A national charity has teamed up with Clevedon Pier to launch a new fundraising campaign.

Marie Curie is calling on food fans in North Somerset to take part in its new Dinner Down Memory Lane project which encourages people to hold their own dinner parties by cooking retro and nostalgic food.

Phil Curme, director of the Clevedon Pier and Heritage Trust, said: “I’ve had personal experience of the wonderful work that Marie Curie does.

“My grandmother received fantastic care from their team of nurses during the last stages of her life.

“Holding a Dinner Down Memory Lane is a great alternative to a normal dinner party and by inviting friends to make a donation in return for a dinner with a difference, you’ll be helping Marie Curie nurses to provide care and support to people living with terminal illness and their families.”

Helen Isbell, community fundraisier for Marie Curie, added: “We’re really looking forward to seeing what the local community cooks up – whether it be a classic recipe from the past or putting a new twist on an old favourite.”

All of the money raised from every dinner party held as part of the campaign will go to Marie Curie, which has been providing care and support for more than 40,000 people suffering from terminal illness across the country for the past 65 years.

For more information about Marie Curie and to sign up for a free fundraising pack, log on to or call 08007 16146.

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