Montrose launch of Marie Curie group

20130305- Angus Marie Curie Group. 'The committee members of the newly formed Angus Marie Curie Group are pictured. ''Copyright Andy Thompson Photography.'No use without payment.
20130305- Angus Marie Curie Group. 'The committee members of the newly formed Angus Marie Curie Group are pictured. ''Copyright Andy Thompson Photography.'No use without payment.

A NEW Angus volunteer fund-raising group has launched in Montrose to raise funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

The group got off to a flying start by painting Montrose yellow last weekend when doing their Great Daffodil Appeal collection in the town centre and local supermarkets.

The Angus Fund-raising Group will raise vital funds so Marie Curie Nurses can continue to provide free care to people with terminal illnesses, through supporting Marie Curie’s major fund-raising campaigns such as the Great Daffodil Appeal and Blooming Great Tea Party, as well as promoting fund-raising within the local community and encouraging new supporters to help the charity.

Many of the group members have had a lot of involvement with the charity over the years, Kip Fraser having cycled Land’s End to John O’Groats last summer raising over £2,300 to help fund the local nursing service.

Jo Findlay, community fund-raiser at Marie Curie Cancer Care, said: “The new fund-raising group in Angus will make a huge difference locally by helping to raise the vital funds needed to support Marie Curie Nurses, who provide free care to people with terminal illnesses in their own homes.

“We would love to hear from anyone who would like to fund-raise in aid of the group.

“We are also seeking support from local businesses over the year.

“Every penny raised goes directly to support the local Marie Curie nurses.”

To find out more on how to support the Fund-raising Group, or to find out more about other ways to support the charity, please call Jo Findlay on 0131 561 3951 or e-mail jo.findlay@mariecurie.org.uk

Twenty Years’ Collecting

Retired Marie Curie nurse and now vice-chairperson of the Angus Group, Helen Thomson, has been co-ordinating the Montrose Daffodil Collections for 20 years.

In the process she has raised tens of thousands of pounds for the charity, all of which has gone directly into providing funding for the nurses working across Angus.