The Ellon and District Marie Curie Fundraising Group have been busy attending various local events.
On Friday, March 16, the group had a very interesting, humorous and informative talk by a local retired doctor.
The talk by Dr Martin Pucci, who used to work at the Ellon Medical Practice, was called ‘From Gladiator School to Medical School: The Massive Contribution’.
The talk was full of historical facts relating to medicine and the treatment of ailments and illnesses, showing how much we have to thank the Italians and Greeks for.
Refreshments were also served, soft drinks and shortbread, all supplied by local firms in Ellon, and the group are indebted for the support given by shops in and around the town for their support, as well as the people who came along.
The event raised just under £500 for Marie Curie.
The group is looking forward to hopefully better weather next month for the Ellon Castle Gardens Afternoon Tea, to be held on Sunday, May 27.
The event will be see Afternoon Tea be served in the Ellon Castle Gardens, giving those who come along an opportunity to see the wonderful gardens too.
This is the second year that the event has been held in the Castle Gardens and organisers said the event was a great success last year.
Further events have also been planned for later on the year with more information still to be announced.
The Marie Curie Fundraising Group has members who have been involved in the Marie Curie Nursing Service, and are passionate about the role of the Marie Curie Nurses, enabling patients with a terminal illness to be cared for in their own homes and to be a much needed support for their families.
The fundraising group are keen to stress that the Marie Curie Service continues to provide “Nurses” for those in need.
Certain aspects of its “helper” service has changed but this does not affect the Nursing care provided by Marie Curie in the north east.