Ellon boost for cancer charity

Marie Curie Cancer Care  Fundraising Group members, left to right, Anne Simpson, Diana Montgomery, Margaret Archibald, Bill Archibald, Ann Gammack, Rosalind Mackie, Pamela Cairney with community fundraiser Roxanne Hadley.
Marie Curie Cancer Care Fundraising Group members, left to right, Anne Simpson, Diana Montgomery, Margaret Archibald, Bill Archibald, Ann Gammack, Rosalind Mackie, Pamela Cairney with community fundraiser Roxanne Hadley.

A NEW volunteer group been launched in the Ellon area to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

The Ellon & District Fundraising Group met at the town’s police station to mark the formal launch of the organisation before holding their first business meeting to start planning their activities.

The group will raise vital funds so that Marie Curie nurses can continue to provide free care to people with terminal illnesses.

This will be through supporting Marie Curie’s major fundraising campaigns such as the Great Daffodil Appeal and Blooming Great Tea Party, and promoting fundraising within the local community and encouraging new supporters to help the charity.

Roxanne Hadley, Community Fundraiser at Marie Curie Cancer Care, said: “The new fundraising group in Ellon & District 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.”

The group said: “As a group we wish to increase awareness of the amazing palliative work carried out by Marie Curie nurses and carers to make the lives of the terminally ill more comfortable.

“At no cost to the individual Marie Curie care is available in the person’s home 24/7 and provides advice, emotional support and practical hands on care to people with a terminal illness.

“This care is available not only for those with cancer but for any disease in the terminal stages, no matter the diagnosis. As volunteer fundraisers we are grateful and indebted to those willing to support such a worthy cause.”

To join the local fundraising group for Marie Curie Cancer Care, or to find out more about the organisation and other ways to support the charity, call Roxanne Hadley on 01224 284380 or email Roxanne.hadley@mariecurie.org.uk