Boost for Marie Curie funds

ON OCTOBER 25 some 60 ladies attended a tea party in Mall House to raise money for the Marie Curie Foundation.

Their efforts realised the sum of £695 which was presented on Thursday morning.

The event was organised by Sally Balfour, who told the Review that this is the sixth year that she has held a function to boost the very valuable work done by the Marie Curie nurses, who provide end-of-life care in the patient’s own home.

“We started in a small way,” she told us, “But over the years we have raised over £3,000.”

The charity says it costs £160 for a full shift by a nurse in a patient’s home, and £20 for just one hour.

Marie Curie spends £300,000 in Angus each year.